Americans Favor Major Changes in Health Care Law
Congress Unlikely to Pass Insurer Bailout
(Washington, DC) – According to a recent Gallup poll, just 14 percent of Americans believe the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) should be kept in place as is. Fully 80 percent believe the law should be either repealed and replaced, or changed significantly. Overall just 42 percent approve of the law against 53 percent who say they disapprove. Although special interests have called for billions in new taxpayer bailouts for insurance companies that lost money under the law, Congress appears set to adjourn for the year without considering such a proposal. The White House and Congress are then expected to consider significant health insurance reforms in the months ahead.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“It’s clear that the president’s health care law did not live up to its promises. Instead of expanding coverage and reducing costs, millions are suffering from higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs are skyrocketing. It’s no surprise that so many Americans are insisting on dramatic reforms. The answer is not to put taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars in bailouts for insurance companies – as special interests in the insurance industry suggest. Instead Congress and the President must work together on real, practical fixes to safeguard our financial future, and make sure Americans have access to quality, affordable health care.”