USBC News Wire- According to a tracking poll performed by the The Kaiser Family Foundation, 42% of Americans aren’t even aware that the Obama’s controversial “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA) is actually a law. The poll aims to track public awareness and participation as the signature act of an increasingly unpopular President nears full implementation.
The 906 page healthcare regulation act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” was rushed through the US Congress by the radical Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Democrats pushed through what would become Obama’s signature regulatory act by using a super-majority to override objections and concerns from Republicans and moderate Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader of the United States House of
Representatives at the time, famously justified rushing the bill through Congress at the time as a necessary procedure, because it was necessary to”pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” According to the survey, nearly half of the American public (%49) still believe they do not have sufficient information about the PPACA to understand how it will impact them. It was signed into law over three years ago by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
Further findings of the survey note that the two groups the PPACA was purportedly designed to assist (the uninsured, and low-income households) seem to be least familiar with how the act will impact them, with more than 56% of both groups stating they did not have enough information about how it would affect their family.
According to the same survey, 53% of Americans believe Obamacare should be stopped, or altered. Other polls show the bill to be even more unpopular and that it is tied to this historically low approval ratings of the president.