Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It's a mess. Obamacare.

This article Politico by the Independent Woman's Voice points out that while President Obama won the election and Obamacare will remain the law of the land, it didn't resolve the ongoing problems with the whole initiative.
Yet, research conducted by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend for Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) shows that health care was an important concern for Americans on Election Day. The president was reelected in spite of voters’ lingering distaste for Obamacare, and the health care issue will remain a critical issue for voters moving forward.

Just a quarter, or 26 percent of those surveyed by the polling company on Election Day supported implementing Obamacare completely. Even less than half (48 percent) of self-identified Democrats want full implementation, suggesting that the health care law remains a liability, even within the president’s party.

Forty-three percent of voters surveyed want Congress to either “just repeal the law” (30 percent) or move toward repeal, while pursuing other measures - including defunding, amending, and blocking - to prevent its implementation (13 percent). Another quarter (23 percent) favor amending the law, rather than full repeal.

 This opposition is also borne out by the significant resistance in a number of states which don't want to participate in it.   Lack of involvement in some aspects makes the funding mechanism even more tenuous.  As our financial/debt problems for the nation and federal government only accelerate in the next few years, it will make the problems associated with Obamacare worse.

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