Most Americans oppose cutting off funding for Obamacare, poll showsSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 17:26
Most Americans oppose cutting off funding for Obamacare, poll shows
By James T. Mulder | firstname.lastname@example.org
on August 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM, updated August 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM
Syracuse, N.Y. -- While many Americans still have a negative view of Obamacare, most oppose the idea of cutting off funding to stop the law from being implemented, according to a poll.
The poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 57 percent of Americans disapprove of the idea of defunding the law.
Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, requires most Americans to get health insurance next year or face a financial penalty. Some lawmakers in Washington, D.C. who oppose the law say that if members of Congress cannot repeal it, they should cut off funding to stop the law from being put in place.
The most common reason poll respondents cited for opposing defunding is that "using the budget process to stop a law is not the way our government should work."