According to Byron York in Townhall (online, 10/28) some Democratic candidates are acknowledging voter discontent over the Affordable Care act by promising to repair the 2010 healthcare law. York briefly outlines events at recent political debate in the state of New Hampshire when Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was quizzed about her proposed Obamacare remedies. At best, when asked to list her ideas for fixes, she responded with plans to name a committee to identify problems with HealthCare.gov.
Byron also cites a Gallup Poll information, hinting voter opposition to the Affordable Care Act may be rooted in their actual personal experiences, versus upon what they have read or heard about the law. York adds, “Since Obamacare was enacted in 2010, the Gallup polling organization has asked people whether the law has helped or hurt them personally, or whether they haven’t been affected at all. In the latest survey, most people — 54 percent — said they have not been affected. But 27 percent said they have been affected and hurt, while a smaller group, 16 percent, said they have been helped.”
Byron’s Townhall piece also explains, as Republicans continue their attacks against the Affordable Care Act, their positive numbers in the polls grow. Such criticism may be effective, and working.