President Obama is not likely to mark the second anniversary Friday of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, eschewing public celebration of a law that still isn’t popular and about which the president rarely talks.
“I have no scheduling announcements to make today about Friday for the President,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. “I don’t anticipate a presidential marking of an anniversary that only those who toil inside the Beltway focus on.”
A new ABC/Washington Post poll found 52 percent opposed to Obamacare compared to 41 percent who support it. In the poll, 67 percent said the Supreme Court should make major changes to the law or scrap it, including 42 percent who said the Supreme Court should “throw out the entire law” and 25 percent who said it should get rid of the individual mandate that is the law’s linchpin.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Constitutionality of the law next week and is expected to rule by June.
The White House has all but given up selling Obamacare, clearly hoping to ride out the storm over the measure through Election Day.
Carney noted, however, that the campaign-produced documentary on the Obama presidency, “The Road We’ve Traveled,” does include a discussion of the law.