In more news that won’t be talked about much is the latest view on the Health Care Reform (Obamacare). As was well documented on this blog and in some of the media, the Obamacare was rejected by roughly 60% of the American public since August of 2009. The Obama Administration and Democrats pushed the legislation through, without most elected officials ever reading the 2000+ page document.
Since the passage of the Obamacare, the view of the public remains 56% opposed according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. Since March the public desire for repeal of Obamacare has not dropped below 54% in weekly polling. Which only continues to amplify the thought that Obamacare was a partisan Party line vote without consideration of the constituents concerns.
How extreme were Democrats in passing Obamacare?
56% of those surveyed have said that they believe Obamacare will increase the federal deficit. According to the latest CBO numbers on the cost (an extra $115 billion on top of the $938 billion), not only the savings promised by President Obama ($110 billion over 10 years) but additional funds will be need to cover the cost. Thus this has been proven accurate.
54% believe the cost of healthcare will increase. 50% expect the quality of care to fall. 63% of seniors, the group most directly affected by and likely to use the Obamacare, are in favor of repealing the Reform.
With Primaries occuring today in Pennslyvania, Lousiana, and elsewhere in the nation there is a question of a backlash against Democrats that voted in favor of the Health Care Reform. That backlash is expected to carry over to the November mid-term elections. Given the consistent polling numbers the backlash may well be severe.