On March 23, the federal health care reform law – the Personal Protection and Health Care Access Act of 2010 – turned two years old. While proponents of the law will continue their efforts to convince the American public that the bill is actually saving money and improving care, recent polling data shows they are fighting a losing battle. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday found that 52 percent of Americans still do not support the law.
In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s hearings on the law, the survey found that 67 percent of Americans want the Court to strike either the individual mandate or the entire law. The Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats continue to insist that Americans will begin to like the law once they know what is in it. But with polls like this, it remains clear that the American public isn’t buying what they are selling.