People 'will' love it. The party that pushes democracy sure does seem to push the idea that it's ok to go against the will of people today because people 'will' support it in the future a lot. I can't help but find that pretty entertaining.
Obama was elected in part in 2008 for the promise of trying to reform health care in the country. He and his administration and Congress passed that legislation after much negotiating and the Dems accepting some 200 Repubican amendments to the bill. It was based on Romneycare....not a progressive liberal plan, which is what the very liberal faction of the party wanted.
The ACA became effective in 2010, with add'l provisions being enacted every year.
Obama was re-elected in 2012 by a large popular vote. This was a stamp of approval for the ACA.
The Republicans have lied and run campaigns against the ACA from the outset, resulting in a lot of people not understanding that Obamacare and the ACA are the same thing. They simply don't know what the plan does and does not do. Remember the death panels scare tactics used by Palin & Bachman and others?
Most Americans WANT the ACA. Most Americans do NOT want it defunded.
The ACA is the law of the land. People with pre-existing conditions are now able to get insurance (they pay for it, unlike many who get it from their employers), and many are no longer kicked off their insurance when they or their children get sick.
This is a good thing. It's not perfect. It can and will be altered, just like all laws.
If the Republicans had a good healthcare reform bill, they could have proposed it. However, they DID enact some of what they want in the numerous amendments the Democrats let in.
It is the tea party taht is going against the will of the people. Elections have consequences. The people have spoken. The Congress has spoken. The Supreme Court has spoken. When...just WHEN....do the Republicans acknowledge the law?