WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – A recent survey reveals that 55 percent of Americans would be in favor of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
According to the Rasmussen Reports, more people are in favor of getting rid of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law than are in favor of keeping it, as they feel it is now damaging to the country.
Conversely, just 35 percent voiced support for it, while 2 percent of likely voters told researchers that repealing the law would make no difference in the lives of Americans.
Adding pressure to fix the administration’s problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the law.
Clinton says Obama should “honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.”
The former president, a Democrat who has helped Obama promote the 3-year-old health law, becomes the latest in Obama’s party to urge the president to live up to a promise he made repeatedly, declaring that the if Americans liked their health care coverage, they would be able to keep it under the new law.
Instead, millions of Americans have started receiving insurance cancellation letters. That, coupled with the troubled launch of the health care law’s enrollment website, has prompted Republican critics and frustrated Democrats to seek corrections in the law.
The survey was conducted earlier this week. A reported 1,000 likely voters participated, Rasmussen Reports noted.
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