Obama Wants Second Term: To Re-Do Healthcare

Katie Pavlich

6/1/2012 7:45:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

We're just days away from the Supreme Court's decision about whether ObamaCare is constitutional and just a few months away from November. President Obama asked supporters for a second term so he can "re-do" health care, implying he thinks the bill will be struck down.



 



FLASHBACK: Obama 'confident' Supreme Court will uphold health care law

“I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” Obama said during a Rose Garden news conference. “Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”


In case you're wondering, Americans still loathe ObamaCare with just 35 percent supporting it.

Amid a budget debate that will affect the health care of virtually every family, a new poll finds support for President Barack Obama's overhaul at its lowest level since passage last year.

But in a ringing defense of Obama's policies, Medicare chief Donald Berwick pleaded Tuesday for more time on the health care law, and branded a leading Republican plan "unfair and harmful" and "a form of withholding care."

The Associated Press-GfK poll showed that support for Obama's expansion of health insurance coverage has slipped to 35 percent, while opposition stands at 45 percent and another 17 percent are neutral. That nearly ties the previous low in September 2009, when after a summer of heated town hall meetings dominated by critics, only 34 percent supported Obama's approach.