O-Care support ticks up, despite opposition

The Hill
March 13, 2014

Support for ObamaCare has improved in recent months, according to a Bloomberg poll released late Wednesday.

Sixty-four percent of the public now support the healthcare law or back small changes, the poll found.

Of that group, 51 percent say they favor keeping ObamaCare and imposing “small modifications” while 13 percent say the law should be left as is.

Bloomberg said this marked the highest level of public acceptance for the law from the survey.

Despite the increasing support, 54 percent say they’re still unhappy with how President Obama has handled healthcare.

The rating, however, is an improvement since 60 percent disapproved of the president’s job on the issue in December.

About a third of the public say they would favor repealing it. More than 70 percent of that group say the law would be a “major” factor in their vote this November.

The poll found 73 percent of repeal advocates would “definitely” turn out to vote. On the other hand, 61 percent of those who want small changes plan to vote, as do 54 percent who favor keeping the law intact.

Bloomberg’s survey comes just days after the Department of Health and Human Services revealed 4.2 million people have enrolled in ObamaCare coverage since last October.

Those without insurance have about two weeks left before the March 31 deadline to enroll. Uninsured people who fail to do so will have to pay a tax penalty.


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