A good amount of Republicans continue to bring up efforts to repeal the Affordable Helathcare law also known as Obamacare….
This is probabaly something that will cost them votes down the road by pissing people off….
Congress may have moved on from health care. The public has not.
With taxes and spending, debt and defense piled up on Congress’ extremely full plate this month, a new poll by POLITICO and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that Americans remain sharply focused on health care — but Republicans and Democrats aren’t looking at the same things.
Republicans say their top priority is making another attempt at getting the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, repealed and replaced.
Democrats say theirs is getting the Children’s Health Insurance Program funded. Congress missed a Sept. 30 deadline to renew federal funding, and now coverage for 9 million low-income kids is enmeshed with all the other year-end spending fights.
Given a list of 15 policy issues pending in Congress, Republicans put Obamacare repeal on top. Forty percent called repeal an “extremely important priority” and 33 percent said “fixing the current problems” in the health care law was a top concern. Obamacare beat out other top priorities for Republicans, which included halting unauthorized immigration (38 percent), cutting taxes (35 percent), and boosting national defense spending (34 percent).
The unrelenting emphasis on Obamacare — when so many other issues float on and off the public’s radar — suggests it’s truly a defining, gut issue for the GOP…..
Republicans BY THEMSELVES have done what President Obama and Democrats couldn’t do….Make take the new healthcare program acceptance above 50%….Share on Facebook