Skip to comments.CBS News poll finds more Americans than ever want Obamacare repealed
Posted on 07/24/2013 10:50:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A new CBS News poll finds more Americans than ever want the Affordable Care Act repealed.
According to the poll, 36 percent of Americans want Congress to expand or keep the health care law while 39 percent want Congress to repeal it - the highest percentage seen in CBS News polls. The poll also found a majority of Americans - 54 percent - disapprove of the health care law, 36 percent of Americans approve of it and 10 percent said they don't know about it.
The poll also found just 13 percent of Americans say the health care law will personally "help me" while 38 percent said they believe the law will personally "hurt me."
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Obamacare will go the way of Prohibition. It will be repealed eventually and nothing so silly and impractcal will be tried again.
What does this mean? Does it mean they don't know anything about it, or does it mean they don't know everything about it.
If the former, these people are too stupid to be allowed to vote.
If the latter, then they are like everyone else. No one knows everything about the law - not even those who voted for it.
From your keyboard to God' inbox!
We can hope.
You are spot-on with that observation.
Even for people to my left who think the government needs to monkey with healthcare, this thing is too Rude-Goldberg ridiculously complex, Huey Long corrupt, and was passed via the most opaque, underhanded, slimy, objectionable process in history.
Unfortunately much damage has already been done by this obamanation that will take years to repair
After waiting two hours in line, it'll be another hour to see the doctor.
Not only that, it can be the start of the death knell for the entire liberal agenda.
You elect an absolute moron, Barack Hussein Obama for POTUS and you expect an efficient, common sense, workable healthcare bill from him. Dream on!!! Nancy Pelosi....buffoon in the highest order!!! “Gotta pass the bill to know what’s in it!!!” Now....ain’t that just cute??? Americans are really not too bright!!! Go figure!!!
My fear is that America will first.
But I hope and pray you are right.
Wait until people begin to experience Obamacare. That’s when practically everyone will want it repealed.
Americans don’t care about the fact 0bamacare is Unconstitutional.. After the NSA scandal they’re just concerned there will be a free-for-all with medical records across the many federal agencies. This could prove embarrassing for some people.
That’s nice. Since when does the ruling class care what the masses want?
Because of Obamacare, my son’s hours were reduced by 25%, which means that he can no longer afford to help my divorced daughter with her house rent (he is staying with her and her son), which means that he might have to move back home, which means she will probably lose her house, which means she can no longer earn money by doing in-home day care. Nice work, Obama.
Obvious news to everyone but Republicans.
Not only that, it can be the start of the death knell for the entire liberal agenda.
Obamacare and Detroit: a perfect storm brewing for liberals.
The throw in Beghazi/IRS/AP scandals, quite a cocktail. By mid-October, Obama will be in deep doo-doo.
My recent experience with a very liberal young man who could not wait to vote for hope and change:
He and another young person were discussing their experience with hours being cut by retail store when they approached 30 hours. The “terrible” retailer was cutting their hours back because the employer did not want to take the chance their employee would exceed 30 hours.
I was in earshot and said that is most likely due to Obamacare.
The very liberal young man did not disagree but stated that he refused to believe that their were bad intentions in passing the law.
I added to his comment by saying the problem with large top-down programs is they always cause unintended consequences.
He changed subject.
My takeaway from this discussion is that the young man still does not like what is happening to him but will accept the consequence and suffer rather than admit his ideals for Obama’s plans were misplaced.
We’ll see how it polls next January when the new tax filing season begins.
I wonder if the 36 per cent who supposedly approve of Obamacare think it’s free?
It’s so cute that Americans still think they have a say in running their government. :)
What are the odds the tax forms aren't ready on time, because no one knows or can project what the forms will look like, or what they ask, or how they'll calculate penalties?
There are certainly enough votes in the House and perhaps enough in the Senate to overturn it, but there isn't a two-thirds majority to avoid a Presidential veto, is there?
Pretty darned good odds IMO. They may have to postpone tax day altogether. LOL
Well, if you voted for Obama, I don’t feel sorry for you. and if you didn’t vote, or didn’t vote for whatever non-entity (I forgot already, McCain?) the Republicans ran, then I still don’t feel sorry for you.
Elections have consequences.
Has any Freeper, who isn’t a troll, been polled since Obama was crowned?
Out here in Californicator land, the pollsters don’t seem to want to poll a conservative.
Wait until it kicks in. It will be REALLY unpopular then.
“Because of Obamacare, my sons hours were reduced by 25%”
Yet with the Obozo stats, he is probably still considered employed.
Eu Tu, CBS? Eu Tu?
I dated a gal who turned out to be a commie. She was completely content thinking “rich white folk” were going to get the shaft in order to pay for obamacare so long as she was going to “get relief from the insurance corporate pigs”. I am tempted to look her up in 2014 just to sneer. ;)
Some democrats read it and found out what was in it.
Yup. This entire fiasco was all to get healthcare for an extra ten percent of the population - which they could have done either by expanding medicare or by getting insurance companies out of the business of paying for routine visits and letting doctors compete in a free market - thereby bringing down costs for everyday scrapes and flus.
So I'm guessing that the ten percent who know nothing about obamneycare are the same ten percent who will be getting it for free courtesy of the taxpayer whether they are given free insurance of continue to just go to the ER like everybody already knows they will.
I disagree....with all of the subsidies that will kick in and folks not having to pay....they’re not going to give that up easily.
Will there be more people not paying for healthcare than there are now, with indigent funds and medicare? It seems to me that people who are already getting free or near free healthcare will be made to jump through more hoops. The ones who might like it at first are people like me, who pay $10 to $20 thousand a year on healthcare, and get lousy policies that don’t measure up to what the average person on medicare gets. But likewise, by the time we get through jumping through hoops, and giving up control of our lives, we’ll be ready to go back to crappy, incredibly expensive insurance.
Most people still don’t even know what this law is about and what it will do to them.
Hell..... I work at a hospital and with several practices, and even the administrative folks have no real clue what its going to bring upon them!(now, that’s BAD)
“Obamacare will go the way of Prohibition.”
Not a chance. It’s coming as of 2014. The gop wing of the uniparty loves that it subsidizes the insurance companies, the ‘rat wing of the uniparty loves that it socializes the biggest industry in the country. Both wings love the amount of personal data it requires.
Give it time, it will.
my neighbor who is in housekeeping in a resort is so upset because her take home pay will be reduced by almost half due to Obamacare
They won’t repeal it and they won’t defund it absent massive, sustained protest. I have suggested that folks boycott the health care system altogether. If enough people do that, major change will be possible.
That’s where we’re headed. Complete train wreck to fundamentally transform America.
But THESE people sure were proud of their (especially HER) opaque, underhanded, slimy, objectionable process!
The only one missing is Dingy Harry...
Oh, never mind!
"Here I am, Nancy--slimier than ever!"
didn’t another poll just say Americans don’t want it repealed?
I believe this is true.
However, to get there, there WILL be permanent damage to high quality American health care. Here is a few ways that come to mind:
1) employer-provided health insurance will be forever removed as a benefit to many employees.
2) large numbers of high quality physicians will leave (either the country or the practice) to find more lucrative areas. They won't return.
3) the incentive for medical research will be eliminated and American medical advancements will stagnate. This will never be re-established, much the same way that our space program has lost the ability to go back to the moon.
4) medical records will be in the hands of the government, and they will never be destroyed completely. The present generation of citizens will forever lose their privacy.
5) millions, who were previously covered, will die due to rationing of treatment.
6) a medical black market will develop for medicine and medical care. The mob will retain some control on healthcare well after Obamacare has been repealed.
7) the 'entitlement mentality' will only deepen.