If recent polling is any indication, the U.S. Supreme Court may not rank especially high in the trust and fairness departments, at least when it comes to its anticipated (June, 2015) ruling in King v. Burwell.
According to a recent report in the New York Daily News (online, May 11) which cites an Associated Press-GfK poll, “. . . 44 percent prefer that Congress leave the law as is and let states decide whether they want to create insurance exchanges that would allow their residents to receive subsidies.”
For its part the Obama White House says that many of their Affordable Care Act adversaries just simply misinterpret Obamacare, by honing in on very small portion(s) of it. Here too, perception, and that perception as enumerated in polling numbers may be of significance – especially as they relate to the High Court’s trustworthiness. The New York Daily News explains further, “In a twist, the poll found that opponents of the law, who tend to be politically conservative, have less confidence in the objectivity of a court with a conservative majority. Among foes, 60 percent are not confident, compared with 44 percent of the law’s supporters.”
And as to the now well-publicized Obamacare federal subsidies, the New York Daily News adds, “Regardless of how the public feels about the court’s internal deliberations, a majority wants the justices to allow subsidies to continue flowing in all 50 states, an opinion in line with the administration’s position.”