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Ben Carson: Growing Majority Does Not Support Obamacare

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 06:16 PM

Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative neurosurgeon and professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, says there is no growing support for Obamacare within the medical profession, which has been increasingly burdened by new requirements of the law.

"But then again, the majority of Americans don't support it, and that number is growing each day," Carson, mentioned by some as a possible outside 2016 presidential contender, told the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal in a video interview posted on Tuesday.

The outlook for Obamacare will only get worse, Carson predicted.

When the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate kicks in, beginning in January, "that number is going to kick up quite substantially because a lot of people will lose their care or either have their premiums drastically increase," he said.

"In terms of getting rid of it, it's pretty much going to collapse under its own weight," he told the Signal's Jackie Anderson. "I think really the emphasis now needs to be put on what we can put together, something that can be considerably less expensive, that will cover everybody and that will eliminate the two-tiered medical system."

His remarks come as a new Republican majority prepares to take over in the Senate and as Congress likely steps up to rethink the healthcare law, noted Slate, which compiled a list of likely changes GOP lawmakers will try to make, even as a full repeal seems unlikely.

Noted Slate: "Having retaken the Senate, Republicans are finally in a good position to nip away at bits of the Affordable Care Act. Conservatives still don't stand a chance of repealing it in full so long as President Obama wields veto power."

Among the GOP's priorities could be to eliminate "risk corridors" that protect insurance companies, which get a cash influx should they get too many sick people from the exchanges, Slate noted.

Support for changing the law seems high, regardless of how much chipping away Republicans are able to manage during Obama's tenure. Noted CNS News: 100 percent of Tuesday's newly elected senators used Obamacare repeal as a central plank of their campaigns.

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Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative neurosurgeon and professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, says there is no growing support for Obamacare within the medical profession, which has been increasingly burdened by new requirements of the law.
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