Monday, June 25, 2012

POLL: Americans Support Obamacare Provisions, Oppose Obamacare


By Steven Perlberg/guest blogger for Think Progress
Ahead of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling that’s expected Thursday, a new poll shows that while 56 percent of Americans oppose the law as a whole, most back its key provisions. The Reuters/Ipsos poll found that absent the controversy of the individual mandate, strong majorities favor most of what is actually in the health care law:
  • 61 percent of respondents favored allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 26.
  • 72 percent of respondents wish to maintain the requirement that companies with more than 50 workers provide health insurance for their employees.
  • 82 percent of respondents favored banning insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
  • In recent weeks, some Republicans have come out in support of the most popular andsuccessful Obamacare provisions, attempting to whitewash their longstanding blanket opposition. Insurance companies have also pledged to maintain key Obamacare measures regardless of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
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