Poll Shows Opposition To Health Law Easing As Advocates, Lawmakers Take Positions Before House Vote
A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows the strong emotions against President Barack Obama's health overhaul may be subsiding. Meanwhile, even as the industry's trade groups remain somewhat neutral on the law's future, pre-repeal groups are stepping up lobbying efforts.
The Associated Press: Opposition To Health Care Law Eases
As lawmakers shaken by the shooting of a colleague return to the health care debate, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds raw feelings over President Barack Obama's overhaul have subsided. Ahead of a vote on repeal in the GOP-led House this week, strong opposition to the law stands at 30%, close to the lowest level registered in AP-GfK surveys dating to September 2009 (Alonso-Zaldivar and Agiesta, 1/17).
PBS NewsHour: Poll: Support For Health Care Repeal Drops
As the House of Representatives gears up to vote this week on a proposed repeal of the health care reform bill, public support for the move is falling (Miller, 1/17).
Politico: Health Care Lobby Mum On Repeal
The health care industry's biggest trade groups have remained uncharacteristically neutral on the Republican effort to repeal the health care reform law, choosing instead to save their political capital for smaller, more targeted changes that have a chance at becoming law (Nocera, 1/18).
The Hill: Pro-Repeal Groups Target Democrats Who Voted 'No'
The anti-healthcare reform group DeFundIt.org is urging the House Democrats who voted against the bill last year to be "intellectually consistent" and support repeal (Pecquet, 1/17).