Americans Conflicted Over GOP Plans To Dump Obamacare

Last year, when presidential candidate Donald Trump hammered the Affordable Care Act as “a fraud,” “a total disaster” and “very bad health insurance,” many Americans seemed to agree with him.

Now that President Trump and fellow Republicans are attempting to keep their promise to get rid of the law, voters increasingly seem to be having second thoughts.

Multiple polls show rising support for the ACA, including one from the Pew Research Center and one from the Wall Street Journal/NBC News indicating Americans feel more positively about it than ever.

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Additional Discoveries about Obamacare Leave Some Disenchanted

How Will Obamacare Fare During the November 2014 Midterm Elections?

The answer to that question may depend upon how far and how long some voter disenchantment with the Affordable Care Act carries over into the 2014 Midterm Elections. As things stand right now, according to the Kaiser Family foundation, only 37 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it is also known. In approximately the past 30 days, the 53 percent who disapprove of the healthcare law – is reflective of an 8 percent increase in those unfavorable views.

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Americans still aren’t sold on Obamacare, with 43 percent believing the Affordable Care Act has had a negative effect on the nation, a new poll released Wednesday shows.

A survey also finds 21 percent don’t think the health care law has had much of any kind of effect on the country, while 28 percent believe Obamacare has been positive for America.

The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


Readers Sound Off on Bramhall, the School Bus Strike and Obamacare Sticker Shock

New York Daily News readers’ views on Obamacare. Many are negative. For example, as Herb Eichen comments: “The recent raises in health care premiums are a direct result of two of the main provisions of Obamacare: no denial for preexisting conditions and children allowed on parents’ plans until age 26.” But reader Ralph Palladino claims that public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid are not to blame for high health care costs, because “Both have overheads of only 5%. The problem is that this country’s health care is based on a for-profit system where overhead and profits top 20%. Cutting Medicaid and Medicare would only slash badly needed services from systems that already don’t cover all they should.”

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