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Poll: Majority want ObamaCare to survive court case

Two-thirds of people hope that ObamaCare subsidies will be upheld in court later this month, including nearly 50 percent of Republicans, according to a new poll.

A total of 61 percent of people said low-income Americans should be eligible for the subsidies regardless of what state they live in – a question at the center of the looming King v. Burwell case, according to the poll commissioned by the progressive group Americans United for Change.

A majority of people also said they hope Congress will take action if the court rules against the Obama administration. Just 28 percent of people said they’d be less likely to vote for their representative in Congress if he or she decided to fix the Affordable Care Act to preserve the subsidies.

The poll included 530 voters and was conducted last week by the liberal-leaning group, Public Policy Polling.

Republicans remain divided about how to prevent 6.4 million people from immediately losing their subsidies if the court rules against ObamaCare.

While the party has pledged to have a plan in place, congressional leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week that any of their bills would meet a veto from Obama.

Instead, Democrats have said they will offer a one-page legislative fix for the law’s text to keep the subsidies flowing to all states.

The Supreme Court’s case, which will likely be decided at the end of this month, is still relatively unknown outside of Washington, previous polls have shown.

 

 

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