Poll Finds Most Americans Want Obamacare To Survive The Supreme Court

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Although President Barack Obama's health care plan is still considered contentious by politicians and its future is currently being debated by the Supreme Court, most Americans hope it sticks around according to a new poll.

Two-thirds of respondents poll, conducted by the left-leaning group Public Policy Polling, hope the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, is upheld in the Supreme Court, reported The Hill. Additionally, 50 percent of Republicans want it to survive.

A majority of the 530 respondents said they hope Congress takes action if Obamacare is repealed.

The fate of the health care system hangs in the balance as King v. Burwell is debated in the Supreme Court, reports The Huffington Post. A single phrase in the Affordable Care Act is under fire, but it could make 6.4 million people lose their insurance.

The case, which was brought by people who were recruited by conservative and libertarian think tanks, argues that the Affordable Care Act that makes the tax credit subsidies illegal if they don’t go through an online market for health plans created by individual states. The federal government runs the exchange in 34 states.

Democrats have said they will offer a one-page legal fix to the law to prevent people from losing their insurance and Republicans said they have a plan in place. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Barack Obama would veto any of the bills put forward by Republicans.

The Supreme Court will announce its decision at the end of June.

Sources: The Hill, The Huffington Post

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