About half of Americans believe that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is still law, following legal challenges and a vote in the House of Representatives last month to repeal the 2010 act.
A new tracking poll from Kaiser Family Foundation shows that while 52% of Americans believe the Affordable Care Act is still law, 22% think it's not, and 26% report they don't know enough to say whether it still is law. Meanwhile, 48% of Americans hold an unfavorable view of the health reform law, while 43% hold favorable views. Researchers surveyed a nationally representative random sample of 1,202 adults ages 18 and older Feb. 8-13. Their findings showed that six in 10 Americans oppose the idea of lawmakers using the legislative budgetary process to defund the law's implementation, with the main reason being that it's “not the way our government should work.”