Democrats in Congress called the historic legislation that they passed on Sunday a ‘good deal’. The law is believed to revamp the U. S. healthcare system. But, the biggest challenge being faced by the government is to assure the public that the law is in benefit of the masses.
There are problems that the democrats might face with this law. The president might lose public support if the law fails to live up and if the democrats are unable to counter public opposition, then several might lose their jobs in mid-term elections in November, making Republicans get the control back.
"I don't know how healthcare reform will play politically, but I know it is the right thing to do," Obama said at a campaign-style rally near Washington on Friday.
In the November elections, the key factor would be the sluggish U. S. economy, with 9.7 per cent unemployment. But healthcare will come out in a major way during elections.
Opinion polls aimed to figure out public support stated that public by a margin of 49 per cent to 40 per cent, were against the legislation.
The Democrats however covered up this public opposition by claiming that once more was known about the law, more support would come.
Reports state that to back the effort about 37 Republican U. S. lawmakers and more than 160 Republican congressional candidates signed a pledge.