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Public Opinion Tide Turning On Obamacare Mandates

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By   Rick Ungar               Image by AFP via @daylife

For the first time since passage of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, polling reveals that more Americans support the requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance than those who oppose the measure.

In a new CNN poll conducted during the period of November 11-13, 52 percent of those surveyed indicated that they now favor the mandate. This is a 6 percent rise in support since the question was last put to the public by a poll in June of this year and the first time those in favor have moved into the majority column.

While the increased support can be found primarily among low-income and older Americans, the new survey reveals that the controversial requirement has also reached a majority of support among those who identify as independents.

The uptick comes not only on the day the United States Supreme Court has decided to take up the question of the mandate’s constitutionality, but just a week after voters in Ohio strongly supported an amendment to their state constitution that would prohibit the government from requiring Ohioans to purchase health insurance if they do not wish to do so.

So, why the improved numbers? Read the rest of the story HERE!

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