Most Americans think Obamacare will hike taxes
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WASHINGTON - By 55 to 36 percent margin, voters say that failing to comply with the individual mandate laid out in the health care reform law championed by the White House will result in a tax increase, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University.
The result of failing to comply with the mandate has been the subject of much debate following the Supreme Court’s ruling late last month. Democrats, including the White House, have contended that those who do not purchase insurance under the mandate will face a penalty while Republicans have said that the penalty is, in fact, a tax.
The Supreme Court ruled that in order for the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, the consequence of violating the mandate would have to be levied as a tax.
The poll also found that voters agree with the Supreme Court decision to uphold the law by 48 to 45 percent but also want to see the law repealed by a 49 to 43 percent margin.
The poll was conducted between July 1st and 8th among 2,722 registered voters.
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