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Obamacare support hits new low after losing female advocates

Obamacare support hits new low after losing female advocates

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Published : 2013-12-24 15:55
Updated : 2013-12-24 15:55

President Obama (AP)

The support for the new insurance system dubbed “Obamacare” hit a record low, with dwindling female backing despite the nearing enforcement date, CNN reported Monday.

“That’s bad news for an administration that is reaching out to moms across the country in an effort to make Obamacare a success,” said the CNN polling director Keating Holland.

According to a nationwide poll conducted for CNN by ORC International from Dec. 16 to 19, results showed that for the first time since 2010, an overwhelming 62 percent were against Obamacare. CNN reported that the rise in opposition is in part due to a dramatic rise of 6 percent in opposition among women, as the public feels the change will not bring full coverage to their health.

Data show Obamacare is losing support from the general public after his healthcare.gov launched in October turned out to be flawed, driving millions of Americans out of their existing insurance plans. Among the 1,035 people surveyed, 63 percent said the new plan would add to their health insurance costs and 42 percent said it would lead to reduced benefits.

By Yoon Ha-youn, Intern reporter
(yhayoun@heraldcorp.com)

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