Individual Mandate Least Popular Part of Obamacare

Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 02:01 PM

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A provision in the healthcare bill signed by President Barack Obama in March that requires all citizens who do not have health insurance to buy it or face a fine is opposed by 60 percent of Americans, a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows.

Women are more likely than men to support the provision, poll results show. However, 53 percent still are opposed to the individual mandate scheduled to go into effect in 2014. Among Democrats, 54 percent favor the insurance requirement, but more than six in 10 Republicans and independents oppose it.

Sixty-one percent of all respondents to the survey said they were in favor of the provision that prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage for people who become seriously ill, while 64 percent favor the provision that prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

In all, 54 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare as a whole, while 43 percent had a favorable opinion.

Republican leaders who will hold a majority in the House of Representatives in 2011 are considering holding a vote to repeal the new healthcare law as early as the beginning of next year. They argue that 20 states have already challenged the controversial law in federal court and will be joined by more states once the law goes into effect.

The cases are expected to make their way through the federal court system and eventually land in the U.S. Supreme Court.






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