Skip to comments.CNN Poll: Majority oppose individual mandate
Posted on 06/12/2011 9:03:26 AM PDT by george76
As a federal appeals court hears a lawsuit against the new health care law, a new national poll indicates that a majority of Americans oppose the provision in the measure that mandates heath insurance coverage.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Thursday, by a 54 to 44 percent margin, the public opposes the individual mandate in the law, which is scheduled to take effect in the next few years.
"Most Americans continue to dislike the idea of the federal government requiring all Americans to have health insurance," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Opposition to the idea comes mostly from older Americans and men; not surprisingly, eight in ten Republicans also oppose it."
President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law last spring, after a year and a half of fierce debate in Congress and in town halls across the country. The measure passed both the House and Senate mostly along party lines.
The main issue was the law's so-called individual mandate, the requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance by 2014 or face severe financial penalties.
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I buy it. They could care less about 56% being against it. Why? Because there’s no one in congress representing that 56%.
These are the ones that want a fully socialized single payer system. They want "free" healthcare paid for by the taxpayer.
I mean, what has changed?
Let’s call it what it is. TOTALITARIAN MANDATE.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitaraians.
That didn’t stop the majority from voting for him in the first place, now did it?!? It’s a fact that the majority has supported the Demwit candidate for president twelve times in the last century!!!