“Most Americans support ObamaCare” … say, what?

18% say the law has helped their families; 29% say it has hurt them



ObamaCare is front-and-center again as the GOP controlled Congress starts the process of repealing and replacing.

A repeated Dem talking point yesterday was how the majority of Americans support ObamaCare.

Sorry, Charlie, but the data doesn’t seem to support the claim.

Gallup has been tracking public sentiment towards ObamaCare for the past couple of years.

Bottom line:

More people have disapproved of ObamaCare since its inception … for most of the past 4 years, a majority has disapproved … most recently, the there has been a 7 point gap – 51% disapproving to 44% approving.



Why the majority disapproval ?


Let’s dig a little deeper …

Only 18% of respondents say that ObamaCare has helped their family … while a slim majority (51%) say the law has had little or no effect on their families, 29% say that their family has been hurt by the law.



Gallup’s summation …

Six years after passage of the ACA, it appears that much of the American public hasn’t embraced the healthcare law and still holds serious reservations about it.

More Americans than at any previous point are reporting that the law has hurt their healthcare situation.

President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement still has miles to go before a majority of the public considers it a positive.

Hard to read the numbers any different way …



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One Response to ““Most Americans support ObamaCare” … say, what?”

  1. John Carpenter Says:

    Polls…everyone’s got one. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/06/508379529/poll-most-americans-say-dont-repeal-obamacare-without-a-replacement

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