Skip to comments.Poll: Americans Would Rather Keep or Expand Obamacare Than Repeal or Replace It
Posted on 11/03/2013 12:03:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In a new poll released Friday, the Kaiser Family Foundation found the one month after the implementation of the Affordable Care Acts health insurance exchanges, more Americans want keep or expand the law as opposed to repeal or replace it, despite all of the problems with the HealthCare.gov web portal.
The poll asked people to answer what they would like to see Congress do when it comes to the health care law. As the figure below shows, 22% said expand the law and 25% said keep the law as is for a combined 47% of respondents. 13% wanted to see Congress repeal the law and replace it with a Republican-sponsored alternative and 24% said repeal the law and not replace it for a combined 37%.
As the Washington Posts Greg Sargent points out, the poll was taken October 17-23, more than two weeks after the problem-plagued rollout began (though in fairness, before the you can keep your plan furor blew up). It is significant that the big loser in the poll is the unspecified Republican-sponsored alternative given the fact that the GOP has not exactly been forthcoming about offering one up.
One other question from the poll concerned media coverage of the government shutdown/debt ceiling fight vs. the rocky Obamacare website rollout. Respondents were asked how closely they followed four stories that had been in the news last month: the government shutdown/debt ceiling fight, the Obamacare website problems, reports about the U.S. economy and the issues surrounding chemical weapons in Syria.
As the figure below demonstrates, Americans were far more likely to follow the shutdown/debt ceiling story very closely while the Obamacare website story received less overall public attention.
See the full poll results at KFF.org.
Another nonsense poll.
A Kaiser Family “poll”. Aren’t these the idiots who pimped ObamaCare to begin with? ROTFL!!! What a joke!
I suppose the Kaiser family would think this but the majority of Americans don’t agree!
“Americans were far more likely to follow the shutdown/debt ceiling story”
LOL, now I know this poll was a load of obama. Ask any American outside your street what a debt ceiling’ is and they’ll probably point you to Home Depot. Kaiser was the same group which years ago jacked up the approval ratings for obamacare before the vote was in by Roberts.
Expand it to what, dead liberal voters?
Do these people think resurrections come cheap?
“Expand the law” is such a vague thing to ask. That’s the closest answer they offered that would have been equivalent to “fixing the problems with the law.”
It’s interesting how even among Republicans, many more want to just repeal it, and don’t want a Republican replacement.
Among independents, more of them want to repeal it than want to keep it. It’s the overwhelming amount of Democrats that push the overall non-repeal answer up. It doesn’t help that 79% of Democrats are for the law while only 71% of Republicans are against it. The Dems’ enthusiasm for it is stronger than the Repubs’ distaste for it.
I don’t think the pollsters ask their questions at all, they just make up their answers to suit their purpose.
I just polled 500 people and 62% said that shit doesn’t stink.
Also noticed their question referred to “the health care law.” They didn’t say Obamacare or even Affordable Care Act. If you ask people do you want to expand health care laws, and they don’t know you’re referring to something specific, there’s probably an inclination to say yes. Unfortunately people do still tend to think of new laws as good things rather than things that should be repealed in general.
Sneaky. First question is how closely they have followed the health care issue. So after many admit they have not followed it closely, they are already intimidated. Then they’re asked about implementation. Boo, pretty much. Then finally comes their overall opinion of the ACA, which has been “signed into law.”
Bob Dornan once said the outcome of a poll is determined by the wording of the first question. I’m not sure all pollers would agree, but that’s a pretty astute judgment.
I’d be willing to bet that if you started off with the last question, you’d get a different result. Also, if you asked their party affiliation at the end instead of at the beginning.
I saw an man-in-the-street interview where the people were asked if they preferred Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. Every one of them said that they preferred the Affordable Care Act over Obamacare! It would be interesting to see one of these “scientific” polls ask the same question.
Don’t worry. the MSM will be pimping this poll tomorrow!
Right. “Health care” is a loaded phrase. In fact, the law isn’t a health-care law at all but a health-care-insurance law.
When they heard “expand it,” the people thought it meant to expand the free coverage to include them!
Except for the Medicaid expansion, which isn’t health insurance, it’s an entitlement.
The poll was really missing any answer equivalent to “fixing the problems” with the law, which ironically is what Obama’s position is.
The problem is the law is so broad and huge with so many elements to it, a poll should really ask narrower questions to be of any use. Someone may not want the law repealed because they like the part about children staying on their insurance until age 26, even though they might hate everything else about it.
The majority of enrollees thus far are actually individuals signing up for Medicaid.
A case of both figures lying and liars figuring. What was the 2010 “shellacking” about again?
44 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of the law, 38 percent a favorable view, and 18 percent saying they dont know enough to say. Similar to last month, 8 percent of the public say they have an unfavorable view of the law, but they think its time for opponents to accept that its the law of the land and move on to other things.
True about Medicaid. That’s not insurance.
I don’t think breaking it down into components would solve the problem of biased polling here, though. They could have gotten a general response that was quite different by asking the questions in a less biased way.
It’s like asking.......Do you believe in good????
A liberal will piss their pants to answer that question....as long as they have no immediate stake in it!!!!!!!.I gotta stop bailing them out...*S*
Wait for those Democrats have to start paying for it.
Want Want Want. They could want a Dictator too but it’s not going to happen.
Polls are not designed to reflect public opinion but rather are designed to shape public opinion.
OK, we know what pantsless weasels think.
How about wsking American humans who have been switched to new policies and seen their premiums quadruple and deductibles skyrocket.
Yes, I’m quibbling. Nevertheless ....
Truth! The Kaiser Roll Poll neither reflects nor portrays an a reality based consensus, just an abstract prophetic yearning of the Drone Lords.
Wonder what the poll results would be to the very simple question, “Do you want to see the federal government stay completely out of health care?”
“We love our chains! More please!”
It appears Americans, more than ever are willing to submit their lives to a jack-booted overlord. That arcane concept of freedom is as passé as the traditional “rugged individualist” that typified the American experience. So long ago.
Being cared for, cradle to grave, by the almighty State and living the life of the fictional “Julia” have become the new “American Dream.”
who the hell did they poll - if they actually polled anyone?
Made up propaganda from the our friendly socialist
Well - when you stand next to Reid, Pelosy, and Obama - it actually is overwhelmed by their stench!
What’s a “Republican replacement”? Romneycare, which is essentially the same thing at the state level? Obamacare-lite, like some RINOs are proposing? “Republican” is tossed in there to reduce the results.
And “expanding” is so much more pleasant-sounding than “nationalize”, “socialize”, or, what the Obamas of the world really want—”communize”.
The only polls that count for anything are polls of likely voters...and this ain’t a likely voter poll.
All pollsters should be boiled alive in oil, then drawn and quarterd, and then burned at the stake.
Apparently, they polled 437 democrats, 330 republicans, and 548 independents.
Here is the breakdown as they report it, but the numbers don’t seem to add up:
Democrats - - - 437
Republicans - - 330
Independents- - 548
Uninsured- - - - 185
Total - - - - - - 1,513
“... The survey was conducted October 17-23, 2013
... random digit dial telephone sample of 1,513 adults ages 18 and older
... landline (755) and cell phone (758)
... For the landline sample, respondents were selected by asking for the youngest adult male or female
currently at home based on a random rotation
If no one of that gender was available, interviewers asked to speak with the youngest adult of the opposite gender
... For the cell phone sample, interviews were conducted with the person who answered the phone”
Allow a vote nationwide and we’ll see how much “Americans like it”!
So, 70% don’t even like ObamaCare but a majority of people want it expanded.
Yeah, right, sure.
True about Medicaid. Thats not insurance.
As I understand it Midicaid is an entitlement with a twist. If you get put on it they ‘can’ put a lien on your property and estate to ‘repay’ them back for all of the funds used on you for medical purposes.
Another form of generational theft and the inability to leave your descendents any sort of inheritance.
Those who want to keep and expand it are its navigators and administrators and those exempted from it — not those who are in it.
Yes and if you want to lump Medicare and Social Security in their, they follow no actuarial or investment rules. Their is no lock-box or assets, they have been spent and are full of IOU's. It is pay as you go self insurance backed only by the faith and credit bla bla bla.... So what if people loose faith and credit to pay...like Detroit? Where are we then?
LOL. Pure, unvarnished propaganda.
This is pure propaganda, for this one reason alone: Who the hell CAN have an opinion on Obamacare? YOU CANNOT GET ONTO THE WEBSITE!
LOL - there’s so much bias in that poll, I’m surprised the marxist group published the findings.
“Another form of generational theft and the inability to leave your descendents any sort of inheritance.”
“From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.” (Based on recent events that must be in the United States Constitution, although I haven’t found the exact passage yet.)
No, Americans did not want it, period. Neither did they want Obama. Unfortunately for them, they now comprise the minority of the population of the United States. Parasites, idiots, and traitors now outnumber them.
Keep or expand a program that can’t function on it’s own, sounds like a good idea! They lie once again is “most Americans”
Socialism works fine until you run out of other peoples money.
In the U.S. now more people are on welfare than work full time.
Democracies fail when people realize that they can vote themselves money.
Guess what? We’re done.
Tell the Kaiser’s that another poll says they are full of —it.