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Americans support repeal by 16 points.

5:25 PM, Apr 27, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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Why do Americans so strongly oppose Obamacare?  Because (based on this week’s poll) by more than a three-to-one margin (57 to 18 percent), they think it would cause health costs to rise, rather than fall; by more than a two-to-one margin (51 to 24 percent), they think it would cause the quality of health care to decline, rather than improve; and by more than a three-to-one margin (60 to 19 percent), they think it would cause deficits to rise, rather than fall.  That’s three strikes and you’re out. 

It’s time to listen to the American people.  It’s time to make the full and complete repeal of Obamacare the unquestionable centerpiece of the GOP agenda.  It’s time to champion a cause that will last from now through January 2013.  Then, H.R. 1 and S. 1 will both read, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the amendments made by that act, are repealed.”  And H.R. 2 and S. 2 will implement sensible reforms, putting Americans in control of their own health care dollars, letting them see prices and shop for value from coast to coast, and lowering health costs — without rationing care, compromising liberty, or heaping mountains of debt on our children.

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