Americans are awaiting a Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obamas 2010 health care overhaul and wondering what will happen if it is declared unconstitutional.
If the law is struck down, most Americans would favor a return to the drawing board that is, they want Congress to go to work on another health care bill, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
Neither party appears to have a backup health care plan. Despite that, more than three-fourths of Americans want Congress to try again if the court nixes President Obamas program intended to provide health insurance to more than 30 million Americans who lack coverage.
Leading Republicans have talked about repealing what remains of the law after the court rules and deferring further action until after the election. The president, with help from fellow Democrats, will seek to advance what is left, the Associated Press noted.
Even a majority of those opposed to the current health care law agree with supporters view that Congress and the president should try to come up with a new bill.
Yet only one-third of Americans favor the presidents health care law and 47 percent oppose it. Among independents, a mere 21 percent endorse the law.
Much of the law has yet to go into effect. A few provisions have, such as the ability of young adults to receive extended coverage on their parents insurance. Seniors have seen some relief in the area of prescription drug costs.
The public is split on President Obamas handling of health care: 48 percent approve, 50 percent do not.
Although the public is divided on what role the election will play, it seems the vote will have a major impact on Americas health care system.