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Support for healthcare reform grows as government shutdown drags on

Public support for the Affordable Care Act is growing as Americans increasingly blame Republicans for the partial government shutdown, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found. In the survey taken Oct. 7-9, only a few days after the glitch-ridden launch of the ACA’s health insurance marketplaces, 38 percent of respondents said the healthcare law is a good idea, up from 31 percent a month earlier, NBC News said in reporting the findings.