Americans Oppose Withholding Funds for Health Law, Poll Shows
Why yes we do. It’s time to stop wasting efforts like this and confirm or reject some appointments, move some bills along and understand the concept of settled policy.
By Noam N. Levey
August 28, 2013, 3:00 a.m.
WASHINGTON — While Americans remain deeply divided over President Obama’s healthcare law, a clear majority opposes withholding funding to implement the 2010 law, a new national survey indicates.
Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they disapprove of cutting off funding for the Affordable Care Act, while just 36% say they would approve such a move, according to the most recent poll from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation.
Making suspension of the healthcare law a condition for future funding of the federal government has emerged this summer as a favored strategy by many Republicans looking for ways to derail final implementation of the law.
A large group of GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has urged Republican leaders to reject any government appropriations legislation this fall that continues to provide money for the law, even if the move would lead to the shutdown of the federal government.