Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s signature healthcare law, a new poll suggests that a majority of Americans want opponents of the law to move on to other national issues rather than continuing to pursue its repeal.
According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 56 percent of Americans want to see the national debate move beyond the healthcare law. Additionally, 51 percent of Independent voters agree that lawmakers should drop their efforts to repeal the law.
Those who identified themselves as Republican overwhelmingly disagree with the notion that opponents of the law should drop the fight against the president’s sweeping healthcare law.
Sixty-nine percent of Republicans want the fight against “Obamacare” to continue, despite being dealt a blow by the nation’s highest court. Conservative lawmakers are all ears. The House is scheduled to vote to repeal the law July 11 and some conservative governors have signaled that they will be opting out of the law’s Medicaid expansion provision.
More important, news of the Supreme Court’s ruling hasn’t necessarily reached the homes of all Americans. The poll found that 41 percent of Americans were completely unaware the decision even took place.
Nonetheless, given that a majority of Americans won’t see the benefits of the Affordable Care Act until 2014, it’s not something they’re overly concerned about and they believe lawmakers should follow suit.