Gallup: 46% Think Health Care Law Will Hurt Economy
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More Americans think the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will do more harm than good to the economy. Gallup found that 37% think the PPACA will be good while 46% think it won’t.
Small businesses feel the same way. In the most-recent U.S. Chamber Small Business Outlook Survey, nearly one-third of respondents said requirements of the health care law were a reason they weren’t hiring more workers.
"There's already 13,000 pages of regulations, and they're not even done yet," [Rep. Denny] Rehberg said.
"It's a delegation of extensive authority from Congress to the Department of Health and Human Services and a lot of boards and commissions and bureaus throughout the bureaucracy," Matt Spalding of the Heritage Foundation said. "We counted about 180 or so."
The economy is a top issue for voters, and the effects of the law on economic growth and job creation could sway voters when they cast ballots in November. The Supreme Court ruling may have ended one chapter, but America’s health care reform saga continues.