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Poll: Many see negative impact if court nixes health law aid

2 years 2 months 1 week ago March 19, 2015 Mar 19, 2015 Thursday, March 19 2015 March 19, 2015 1:52 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll finds that most Americans are totally unaware of a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law.

When the potential fallout is explained, though, most say it would hurt the country.

Thursday's poll from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation is the latest in a series tracking the health care overhaul.

The court case hinges on whether the wording of the law only allows the government to subsidize coverage in states that set up their own insurance markets. Most have not.

In the poll, 53 percent said they have heard nothing about the lawsuit. But when people were asked about the potential consequences of restricting subsidies, 62 percent said that would have a negative impact on the country.

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