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Polls show support for Obamacare grows

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The budget dispute in Washington started over Obamacare and now that the shutdown is over, some are focusing on the healthcare reform again.

Polls are currently showing that Obamacare is more popular than ever before. Today our very own Joe Moeller spoke with Pacific Source, one of our market options. Now he brings us more from Helena.

The government shutdown stemmed from disagreements about Obamacare, but now that it is all over some polls are showing that it is more popular than ever.

The government shutdown started as a disagreement about a new budget mainly because Republicans did not want to fund Obamacare, but now Obamacare has backfired on the GOP. Various polls are showing the Insurance Reform Law is more popular than ever and the public is in support of it.

One survey by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner found that 62% of 2012 voters were in support of the law just a week into the government shutdown. Which is an increase from the September poll conducted from New York Times stating 56%. Both surveys found that 38% still oppose it and want the law fixed.

One of the Health market options here in Montana Pacific Source said although it may be increasing popularity wise around the country they are still seeing the same steady interest from the Montana public.

Todd Lavshin, Montana Regional Director of Pacific Source says "The first week we had quite a few more calls than normal and that has since come down a little bit and leveled off, so we had a spike and now its sort of leveled off."

Its not about popularity in Montana more about curiosity for Pacific Source customers.

"A lot of confusion out there, lot of different story lines if you will and so there has been a lot of confusion on what exactly is available and when those coverage's start."

All those polls are showing public support for Obamacare is actually growing many Republicans are still against it including Congressman Steve Daines who actually hopes to still repeal it.

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