As the debate about repealing the Affordable Care Act is swirling around Washington, Hispanics majority support for it appears waning and indicates they may support an appeal.
While a near majority (46%) of Americans, at of the beginning of the year, wanted their Congressmen to repeal the health care law almost an equal percentage (49%) of Hispanics wanted the bill to remain in place.
However a recent survey by impreMedia-Latino Decisions is indicating Latino’s support for the health care legislation is waning. The survey points to several factors for the decline in support of health care reform as it currently is.
There has been poor to little Latino outreach to garner support for keeping the legislation is cited as one reason. And the current health care law, that was voted on last March, did not include several preferences desired by a majority of Latinos: insurance for undocumented immigrants and inclusion of a public option.
It appears Latinos see a repeal of health care reform as a means to start over and advocate for a health care bill that would include items that weren’t mandated before.