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More Wisconsinites approve of 2010 health care reform law

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about health insurance reform during a visit to Portland, Maine April 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about health insurance reform during a visit to Portland, Maine April 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

DE PERE, WI (WTAQ) - Now that the Affordable Care Act is here, a new poll shows that more half of Wisconsinites support it. 

The Wisconsin Public Radio-Saint Norbert College survey shows that 54-percent favor Obama-care -- up from 46-percent a year ago, and 41-percent back in 2010. 

Four-hundred eligible voters were polled by phone between October 9th and Monday, when there was lots of publicity about problems with the Web site for the federal government's purchasing exchange -- and how most people couldn't buy coverage due to all the glitches. 

Two-of-every-three uninsured people who answered the poll said they planned to buy individual coverage through the exchange. 

They'll have until December 15th to do so. 

If they're not covered by January first, they face fines.

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