Monday, May 24, 2010
Majority Now Want Health Care Do-Over
by Kim Trobee
May 24, 2010
Latest poll shows more than 60 percent of Americans unhappy with health care overhaul.
Support for repealing the Obama health care reform law has now reached 63 percent according to new numbers from Rasmussen Reports.
Weekly polling has shown most Americans opposed the reform, even during the debate, but this is the first time the number has broken 60 percent.
Gary Bauer with American Values says opposition to the law is mounting from more than just a moral perspective.
"We heard members of Congress admitting they hadn't read it," he said, "closed-door meetings with last-minute changes, offers to members of Congress that sure looked like what we would normally call bribes in order to get their vote. I think all these things together, this legislation now law, has become a symbol of everything that's wrong in Washington, D.C."
Part of the law includes controversial federal funding for school health centers.
Chuck Donovan, senior research fellow with The Heritage Foundation, said although the law forbids the centers from providing abortion services, it does not prohibit them from providing abortion referrals or prevent health providers from discussing it with students.
"So parents really aren't protected in a school-based clinic," he said.
Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs for the Family Research Council (FRC), said the FRC opposes the funding.
"This is how groups, abortion groups like Planned Parenthood get their foot in the door of schools," he said. "They don't believe in parental consent. There's nothing allowing for parental consent."
He said the National Assembly on School Based Health Care, the major lobbying group that supports funding school health centers, strongly encourages new funding for these centers.
"That hangs in the balance right now," he said. "Congress has authorized funds, but it's not mandated they be spent, so it's something the families can influence."
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