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Poll: Public Opinion Sharply Divided On Health Law Repeal

Politico reports on a new poll that shows the nation is almost evenly split on whether, if elected, a Republican president should repeal the health law. Meanwhile, in related news, The Hill reports that House GOP lawmakers will renew their attacks on the overhaul to correspond with the Supreme Court review of the measure.  

Politico: Poll: Sharp Split On Health Care Repeal
Americans are deeply divided over whether a Republican president should repeal President Barack Obama's health care law if elected this November, a new poll Monday shows, although the vast majority of those surveyed believe the individual mandate is unconstitutional. Gallup found that 47 percent of Americans want a GOP president to repeal the law, while 44 percent oppose that (Mak, 2/27).

The Hill: House GOP To Renew Attacks On Health Law As Supreme Court Hears Case
House Republicans are planning renewed attacks against President Obama's health care reform law to coincide with Supreme Court arguments next month. The high court will hear challenges to the law's individual mandate and Medicaid expansion for six hours over three days, starting March 26. House Republicans are planning to ride the renewed focus on the law to chip away at controversial provisions, a leadership aide told The Hill, including its cost-control panel – the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB – that some Republicans have labeled a "death panel" (Pecquet, 2/25).

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