Skip to comments.Obamacare's popularity is at an all-time high, poll shows
Posted on 08/31/2017 2:55:36 PM PDT by Ennis85
Underscoring the adage that you don't know what you've got until it's (almost) gone, the popularity of Obamacare is surging.
Only weeks after Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the landmark health reform law, 52 percent of respondents hold a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation August poll. That's up 10 percentage points since June of last year and nearly 20 points since November 2013, when public support for the ACA was at its nadir.
A July poll by CBS News after the repeal effort collapsed found that a plurality of Americans favor a bipartisan push in Congress to improve Obamacare.
The shift in sentiment coincides with other positive developments for Obamacare following its close call in Washington. With several large, and some smaller, insurers pulling out of the program over the past year or so, until recently it looked as if more than 92,000 participants spread out over 82 counties would have no insurer in their local health care exchanges, Cynthia Cox, associate director of Kaiser Family Foundation, said. But state insurance commissioners and other officials in states in jeopardy of losing Obamacare coverage have worked closely with insurers to negotiate continued coverage.
In Ohio, for instance, there were 20 counties without insurers, but officials ultimately convinced five health plans to cover all but one. Then, on August 24, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced that Paulding County, the last "bare county" in the country, would be covered by insurer CareSource.
In addition, the exchange marketplace overall has shown signs of stabilizing. After big financial losses in 2014 and 2015, individual market insurers saw improved performance in 2016, a trend that has continued this year, according to a different Kaiser Family Foundation study.
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Coming across a bunch of “Trump’s greatest accomplishment” remarks on twitter. It annoying.
yes,... people just love it
Related: Hitler’s popularity is also at an all-time high.
Both are hovering near zero, but marginally higher than last year.
Because he’s out of office!
If you are getting subsidized by the government based on the backs of working Americans and employers, yes, it may be OK
Once again we have proven, you can buy off the masses - at least for a short time.
“Obamacare’s popularity is at an all-time high, poll shows”
Of course. I liked him a whole lot more starting right after noon on January 20, 2017 and I’m obviously not alone.
At this rate his popularity will SOAR right after his funeral!
Better throw that Poll away, - Somebody installed it upside down!
One sentence in, and you know this is a B.S. agenda-pushing article from the lying mainstream media.
Since it had nowhere to go but up, the headline is probably true.
BS from BS experts.
Heard someone say that support for singler payer is also at an all time high? Anyone know that true?
WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLCHIT!!!!
Here is a kicker — we know someone who is getting the full subsidy. She takes her kids to one of those $2000 per visit emergency clinics whenever her kids get the sniffles. She is in Ireland right now with all of her kids on a vacation and goes to Mexico every Thanksgiving for two weeks.
Me and my family? We get no subsidy because of an unfair technicality and pay the full premium $650 per mo. We took my son to the primary care physician to have a wart removed and it cost us $150. AND WE HAVEN'T HAD A NICE VACATION IN THREE YEARS! ALL STAYCATIONS.
I HATE SOCIALSIM!
We, the people paying the bills are getting screwed while the people getting theirs for free can go on expensive European vacations. And we have to be frugal whereas people getting theirs for free could care less if a trip to the doctor costs $2,000.
Oh, I bet that she is one of those people who love Obamacare!
Since they have to twist arms to keep companies in the health exchange, it’s all too obvious that it’s not working. Perhaps some companies decided to stick it out one more year, hoping that ACA was going to be repealed.
Dearest cbs liars: Stop polling the mentally disturbed.
Only shows the ignorance of many so-called Americans.
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