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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:16 PM

Support for Repealing Obamacare Plunges to an All-Time Low

Source: Think Progress

Now that President Obama has been elected to a second term, political opponents of his landmark health care reform law are beginning to concede that Obamacare is here to stay. And the general public agrees.
As a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll reports, the majority of Americans don’t support repealing Obamacare. In fact, after the presidential election, the number of Americans advocating for a full repeal of the health reform law dropped to an all-time low at just 33 percent — compared to nearly half of Americans who would rather keep the law in place:
Last week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) acknowledged that Obamacare is “the law of the land,” suggesting that Republicans in Congress may finally cease their repeated attempts to repeal the law. But his office quickly walked those statements back, clarifying that Republicans remain very committed to opposing Obama’s health reform.
However, if Republican lawmakers continue to stand in opposition to Obamacare by undermining some of the health law’s key provisions, public opinion still isn’t on their side. Previous polling has shown that Americans tend to be broadly supportive of Obamacare’s individual provisions — such as allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance plans, and preventing insurance companies from discriminating against Americans with pre-existing conditions — even if they remain unsure about what the entire law means for the country.



Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/13/1182431/repealing-obamacare-all-time-low/

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octoberlib Nov 2012 OP
Bleacher Creature Nov 2012 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #2
lexw Nov 2012 #3
ballaratocker Nov 2012 #4
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #5
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AllyCat Nov 2012 #7
mwb970 Nov 2012 #8
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:28 PM

1. Just wait until the whole thing takes effect.

Republicans are going to rue the day they started calling it Obamacare.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:31 PM

2. Great info..

Thanks for posting...

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:55 PM

3. My hope is that many Americans finally saw the lying side of the GOP in the last election.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:24 AM

4. David Frum was right.

Now it's here, it's here to stay. The way to build a coalition is to implement lasting policy. The Democrats have implemented a policy that is here to stay and the Republicans now have to deal with it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:29 AM

5. You just wait...

2 years from now, Republicans'll come crawling back and mention that it was originally their idea in Massachusetts. I expect Limbaugh, Hannity, and the rest of their party to fall in line and embrace Obamacare as if they had always supported it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:52 AM

6. How's this for legacy



FDR-Social Security
LBJ-Medicare
Obama-Affordable Care Act


People, that's called history!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:25 AM

7. Can somebody tell this to Scott Walker?

3 more days until the deadline to implement his plan (that of course, he didn't bother to develop as he thought RMoney would win). That's okay, if he cannot afford a plan, the federal gov't will assign one for him.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:29 AM

8. It's always, 29%, 31%, 33% on the wrong side of every issue.

I assume it's basically the same people every time: right-wing extremists. Can we conclude that the country is about 1/3 crazy then?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:09 AM

9. Blue State Rethug Governors

I hope the blue state voters see that the obstruction efforts of their Rethug governors have been very detrimental to them. I'd love to see the last of Corbett (PA), McDonnell (VA), Walker (Wisc.), Scott (Fla.), LePage (Maine), Snyder (Mich.), Sandoval (Nevada) and Kasich (Ohio) and I think it's very possible that the Obama voters in those states will decide to dump these phonies. The only blue state governor I kind of like is Christie, for obvious reasons.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:18 AM

10. K and R for the depressed Cave people.

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