Americans want Affordable Care Act repealed or scaled back

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US: Americans want Obamacare repealed
Washington, Dec 7: A majority of Americans now prefer the healthcare overhaul to be scaled back or even entirely repealed following two months of glitches, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday.

The latest Gallup poll found that 32 percent of Americans say they want the Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, while 20 percent of Americans favor a scale-back of the law. Twenty percent and 17 percent of Americans respectively want the healthcare overhaul to be expanded or remain the same, Xinhua reported.

The percentage of Americans who prefer to scale back or repeal the Obamacare is similar to the 50 percent in mid-October poll. At least half of Americans have said they would repeal or scale back the law each time Gallup has asked this question since January 2011.

32 per cent want the health care act to be repealed

The latest poll showed that 90 percent of Republicans support efforts to scale back or repeal the healthcare law, while 65 percent of Democrats want the law to remain the same or get expanded.

A Gallup poll released earlier this week indicated a quarter of people who lack health insurance say they will likely pay a fine rather than enrolling in ObamaCare.

Earlier this week, US President Barack Obama kicked off a three-week coordinated campaign with Democrats at Capitol Hill and outside allies to reboot the healthcare overhaul, following two months of intense media coverage of the federal healthcare website failures.


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