Survey suggests that many citizens are divided on the issue of the Affordable Care Act
The fate of the Affordable Care Act is slated to be determined at some point this month. Politicians have taken aim at the health care reform law recently, identifying it as a popular issue amongst voters. The law is meant to introduce several dramatic changes to the country’s health insurance and health care systems. Thus far, the health care reform law has proven somewhat successful, but has nonetheless been a point of contention in the world of politics. Amongst U.S. citizens, the law has also been a controversial issue. A new survey from CBS News suggests that consumers may want the law done away with entirely.
Many consumer oppose individual insurance mandate
According to the survey, 41% of U.S. citizens want to see the Supreme Court overturn the law and dismantle it entirely. This has been an ongoing trend that politicians have often highlighted in their fight against the health care reform law. The law itself is host to several provisions which have sparked controversy and opposition amongst citizens. One of these provisions has managed to garner the majority of the opposition against the law. This provision, often called the individual insurance mandate, requires that all U.S. citizens purchase and maintain some form of health insurance policy.
Support exists for the law and its provisions despite controversy
The survey shows that 27% of consumers want to see this provision struck down by the Supreme Court. These people have shown favor for the other provisions introduced by the health care reform law, but do not believe that they should be forced to purchase health insurance policies by the federal government. Another 24% of citizens want to see the law upheld in its entirety, controversial provisions included.
Law continues to affect the country despite uncertain future
Though the fate of the Affordable Care Act has yet to be decided, the health care reform law continues to affect the country is various ways. The Department of Health and Human Services, the agency that is overseeing the application of the law, has been ensuring that the law has been having the desired effects on the health insurance and health care industries, while supporting states working toward building their own health insurance exchanges.