Americans Oppose Health Care Law, Fear Businesses “Will Be Forced to Cut Jobs”
According to CBS News, President Obama told lawmakers an individual mandate “was an essential part of improving the nation's health care system.” The mandate became central to the health care law rushed through the Democratic-controlled Congress. And now, in front of the Supreme Court, “the administration is arguing that without the mandate” other provisions of the law simply “won't work.”
Unfortunately for the president, ObamaCare and the individual mandate at its core are both wildly unpopular with the American people who fear the law will increase costs and destroy jobs:
As Congressman John Boehner said today, excessive government regulations in bureaucratic laws “like ObamaCare are getting in the way of small business job creation.” Republicans made a pledge to scrap the health care law and create a better environment for private-sector job growth, and the House has voted repeatedly to repeal, defund, and dismantle parts of it.