Majorities of Americans think the new health care law is going to increase their medical costs and their taxes -- and add to the federal deficit as well. Those are some of the reasons why voters say -- by a two-to-one margin -- that Congress should keep working on the law.
A Fox News national poll released Thursday also asks voters about how they think Obamacare is being carried out: 31 percent say “it’s going fine,” yet a 57-percent majority feels “it’s a joke.”
In general, just six percent of voters describe Obamacare as “wonderful,” while another 37 percent say “it’s progress.” More voters use negative terms to describe it: 14 percent call it “a step backwards” and 39 percent say “it’s disastrous.”
For months now the Obama administration has been in panic mode over how to sell Obamacare as people see their premiums skyrocket, as employers drop coverage and cut full time hours to part time and as young people refuse to join the system. They've tried everything from hiring celebrities to begging private companies to advertise and further fund the legislation.
The Obama administration has delayed the employer mandate until 2015 while individuals are still required to join Obamacare exchanges by October 2013 or pay a fine.
President Obama is getting ready for a showdown with conservative Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, who have offered to lift the debt ceiling so long as Obamacare is defunded.