Vote on Obamacare Repeal Gives Voice to Americans Who Never Supported Act

© Fotolia / Yaroslav PavlovThe House of Representatives’ Tuesday vote on repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is right as it gives a voice to the people, president of the Galen Institute, non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to health policy, told Sputnik news agency.
The House of Representatives’ Tuesday vote on repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is right as it gives a voice to the people, president of the Galen Institute, non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to health policy, told Sputnik news agency. - Sputnik International
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The president of the Galen Institute, health policy research organization, considers the House of Representatives' vote on Obamacare as corresponding to the will of people.

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MOSCOW, (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova — The House of Representatives’ Tuesday vote on repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is right as it gives a voice to the people, president of the Galen Institute, non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to health policy, told Sputnik news agency.

“It is right for the House to take a vote on repeal. The voters are calling for it. The president would surely veto it if the legislation reached his desk, but it’s important that the American people be heard on this issue,” Grace-Marie Turner told Sputnik Tuesday prior to the vote.

She added that PPACA, commonly known as Obamacare, “has never won the support of a majority of Americans, and those candidates who supported repeal of the law in the 2014 elections created a new Repeal Majority in Congress.”

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The Tuesday vote in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is the 50th attempt to abolish US President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. It was introduced Monday by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

“An in-depth survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (POS) for Independent Women’s Voice before the November elections showed that Obamacare was a deciding issue among those voters who were most passionate about voting. And by two to one, they opposed the law, and most strongly opposed it,” Turner added.

The president of the Galen Institute also noted that according to this poll, over half of the Americans (58 percent) say they, a family member, or friend already have been impacted by the law, and twice as many say the impact has been mostly negative.

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“The cost of health insurance and rising premium rates topped the list of negative responses, followed by poor coverage, loss of doctors, and limited access to hospitals and other providers,” Grace-Marie Turner told Sputnik.

The White House said Obama would veto a bill in the US House of Representatives, adding that an attempt to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would endanger US healthcare, and would also increase the deficit and halt job creation and economic growth.

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