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Health law will be implemented, most say in poll

The Washington Post / Associated Press, September 27, 2012

It still divides us, but most Americans think President Barack Obama's healthcare law is here to stay. More than 7 in 10 say the law will fully go into effect with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Only 12 percent expect the Affordable Care Act—"Obamacare" to dismissive opponents —to be repealed completely. The law—covering 30 million uninsured, requiring virtually every legal U.S. resident to carry health insurance and forbidding insurers from turning away the sick—remains as contentious as the day it passed more than two years ago. There's still more than another year before its major provisions go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.