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New Poll: 48 Percent Want Obamacare Repealed

The promise: “I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

The reality:

Nearly half of all Americans with employer-based health insurance plans say more money is being taken out of their paychecks for health insurance compared to a year ago, and 44 percent are facing higher out-of-pocket expenses, including deductibles and co-payment, according to a report by the Princeton Survey Research Assocs. International and Bankrate.com.

Americans with annual household incomes between $50,000 and $74,999 with employer-based health insurance have been impacted most: 47% of respondents in this demographic report a negative effect on their health insurance, a much higher percentage than any other income level . . . 

The survey shows that 48 percent of Americans would choose to repeal the Affordable Care Act, compared to 46 percent in September. Currently, only 36 percent would choose to keep it.

Cold weather and New Jersey bridge scandals may chase the bad news about Obamacare out of the headlines for a while, but the law’s ramifications and consequences march on . . . 

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