“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.”
“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.
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.