ACA Upheld



Democracy for America: With the Affordable Care Act

Upheld; Time to Win Back the House

GOP Plan for Vouchers Wrong Direction for

Country

Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released the following statement after theSupreme Court upheld

the Affordable Care Act as constitutional.

We are pleased that the individual mandate was ruled constitutional today by

the Supreme Court, said Jim Dean, Chair

of Democracy for America. We

believe that healthcare is a right and today that right is still available to

all Americans.

Dean continued, Make no mistake that this will energize

the Republican base and GOP candidates across the country will promote an

alternative plan to the Affordable Care Act vouchers. Fifty-seven percent of Americans agree a

GOP voucher plan is not the solution for our healthcare needs. Real reform ensuring affordable healthcare

for every American is the smartest investment we can make. Well work with progressive candidates from

across the country to ensure this investment continues.

Democracy for America commissioned a poll late last week asking

900 registered voters from across the country their views on healthcare

and the Republican voucher program. The

poll responses are listed below [the margin of error is +- 3.5%].



Do you support or oppose turning

Medicareinto a voucher program?



Support

15%

.................

Oppose 57%

.................

Not sure 28%

................



Do you support or oppose Rep. Paul

Ryan'splan to reform Medicare for seniors?



Support

26%

...........................................................

Oppose 33%

...........................................................

Not sure 41%

..........................................................



Do you support or oppose privatizingMedicare?



Support

25%

...........................................................

Oppose 53%

...........................................................

Not sure 22%



If Mitt Romney endorsed a plan that turned Medicare into a voucher program, would you be more or less likely to vote for him, or would it not make a difference?

More likely 13%

.......................................................

Less likely 42%

.......................................................

No difference 42%

..................................................

Not sure 2%