Only 1 In 10 Polled Are Highly Confident The Supreme Court Can Rule Fairly On Obamacare
The Associated Press-GfK poll shows that a majority wants the court to allow health insurance subsidies to continue in its pending King v. Burwell decision. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll, 60 percent say they favor the Affordable Care Act. In this shifting landscape, lawmakers continue to mull changes to the health law, but Democrats say Republicans are blocking measures that have bipartisan support.
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AP-Gfk Poll: Can Supreme Court Be Fair In Health Law Case?
Many people in the United States doubt that the Supreme Court can rule fairly in the latest litigation jeopardizing President Barack Obama's health care law.The Associated Press-GfK poll finds only 1 person in 10 is highly confident that the justices will rely on objective interpretations of the law rather than their personal opinions. Nearly half, 48 percent, are not confident of the court's impartiality. (Alonso-Zaldivar and Swanson, 5/9)
Five Years On, Obamacare Poses Quandary For U.S. Republicans
Americans with health insurance under Obamacare, including Republicans, are generally satisfied with it, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found, posing a quandary for Republican politicians who have long vowed to repeal it. President Barack Obama's signature policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, was opposed by 53 percent of almost 21,000 Americans surveyed, and favored by 47 percent. (Holland and Cornwell, 5/8)
Dems To GOP: We're Ready To Fix Obamacare, Why Aren't You?
Democrats are chiding Republican leaders in Congress as standing in the way of improvements to ObamaCare that enjoy bipartisan support. More than a half-dozen proposed changes to the law boast approval from at least some Democrats, including legislation to repeal a controversial cost-cutting board for Medicare, which gained its 218th cosponsor this week. (Ferris, 5/11)