CNN Poll: Nearly 60 Percent of Americans Oppose Obamacare
(Washington, D.C.) – According to a poll released today by CNN, 59 percent of Americans say they oppose the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Only 18 percent believe the law has made them better off, while nearly twice as many – 35 percent – say the law made them worse off. These results show the law remains incredibly unpopular with the American people – even before yesterday's court ruling that IRS regulations implementing the law are illegal. Polling may turn worse as people learn how easy it is to defraud the government under Obamacare.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
"Supporters of the new health care law insist it is working well, but Americans simply do not agree. Fewer than 1 in 5 say they have benefited from the law – while twice as many say they have been hurt by it. It's time the president and his allies stopped pretending. The numbers will not improve once people feel the effects of more rate increases, and millions begin paying the escalating tax penalty for not complying with it.
In the Senate, Majority Leader Reid has refused to allow a debate on proposals to address Obamacare's many clear flaws. But while Washington does nothing, millions are being priced out of insurance. Many families and small businesses are in limbo – not knowing how to budget for health care needs, and unsure how unilateral changes and court decisions will affect it. It is time for a genuine debate on how to improve health care in America."