Repeal Update: Desirable and Likely
According to the latest poll from Rasmussen, voting Americans still support full repeal of Obamacare – 54% to 40%. Amazingly, since Rasmussen began tracking repeal, support has never dipped below 50%. And, this poll provides an interesting tidbit:
Support for repeal is even higher – at 62% – among those who have discussed the health care law with a doctor, a nurse or other health care professional.
The inference is, of course, that America’s trusted medical professionals have serious concerns with the new law and how it will impact their ability to treat patients. They are right to be concerned. As Heritage’s Bob Moffitt pointed out in May:
No class of American professionals will be more negatively impacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act than physicians. …
Specifically, physicians will be subject to more government regulation and oversight, and will be increasingly dependent on unreliable government reimbursement for medical services. Doctors, already under tremendous pressure, will only see their jobs become more difficult.
As the problems with Obamacare mount and anxiety grows, the need for repeal crystallizes. 49% of voters believe repeal is at least somewhat likely. Given the glacier-like pace of Washington, the optimism is telling.