Americans Fall In Love With Obamacare As New Poll Shows Growing ACA Support


According to the latest PPP Poll, more Americans support Obamacare than oppose it as Democrats have become unified in their support of the ACA.

PPP discussed the results, “Evidence continues to mount that the Affordable Care Act is just not a liability for Democrats anymore. Nationally we find that 42% of voters support it to 40% who are opposed. Those numbers are in line with what we’ve found in most swing states where we’ve polled on it over the course of this year. It’s a far cry from when we used to consistently find voters opposed to it by a 10-15 point margin nationally and in key states. One big reason for the change is that Democrats (73%) are more unified in their support of it than Republicans (70%) are in their opposition to it.”

It turns out that as more Americans have gained first-hand experience with the health care law, they have liked the results. Obamacare as a term has been demonized by years of Republican lies and smears, but the law itself is not the political anchor that Republicans had hoped it would be.

The worse news for Republicans is that approval of the law has been steady since people started experiencing the benefits of the ACA. Obamacare is closer to becoming a political asset than it is to being a liability for Democrats.

As more people gain coverage, it is going to be difficult to impossible for Republicans to be able to repeal the law. What makes 2016 so urgent for Obamacare critics is that if they fail to win the White House, it is likely that the ACA will be the law of the land for a very long time.

The public is finally catching up to what Democrats have known for a long time. Obamacare is a good thing for our country and the calls of hands off my Obamacare will only grow in the months and years to come.

23 Replies to “Americans Fall In Love With Obamacare As New Poll Shows Growing ACA Support”

  1. That train left the station a long time ago, and the hapless Republicans (the deranged few) are STILL trying to derail it. {{{Sneer}}

    Again, The Republicans are on the wrong side of history, as they were with Social Security and Medicare.

    And I bet you that their grandmother’s are using it too. And who knows? Some of their constituents?

    Those guys who are against it are bat-shit wackos.

  2. It was never a liability. The Democrats allowed the Republicans to scare them. How can insuring people be bad?

  3. I don’t qualify for Obamacare, but I do love the free preventive care option the law provides. For years, I paid premiums every month and when I went for breast and pelvic exams and my annual flu shot, I paid again. This is truly a life-saving option in the law!

  4. Part of the Koch/FOX propaganda to the asses in the masses. Republicans can only reek confusion, lies, more lies to cover the previous 992 lies. And just lie some more, it started when they first landed at “Plymouth Rock”, along with VD. That could be why they haven’t had a majority in decades.

  5. being a independent contractor in hollywood, i can thank the aca for 1] not getting kicked off for having pre existing issues. 2] my coverage is actually much less costly for monthly fees. 3] my healthcare has been WAY better and comprehensive. today, i found out, thanks to the aca, a new med that costs $14000 a year [which is another f’d story], will be covered! i will stay in CA. until i need to make the choice to die with dignity, now that the law has passed. if was in FL. none of this would be true.

    f the rightwing death panel loving mf’s.

  6. I had a chance, recently, to test drive how hospitals have changed since ACA was introduced. Wow, what a difference! Hospitals are treating patients with a team approach. I had a doctor who was a specialist in my illness. He came to see me every day and explained everything that was being done. Another doctor was my “Hospitalist. He visited daily and he was the one who had the final say about when I might be dismissed. Also on my team was an R.N, an L.P.N and a housekeeper and they all had their names up on a marker board and signed in on each shift. There were a lot more male nurses, as well. These health care professionals work 12 hour shifts three days a week and get tuition reimbursement for advanced degrees. It was a very positive experience and in spite of the fact that part of their goal was to get me out of there as quickly as possible, I didn’t feel rushed or ignored, but cared for.I have found several friends who have had similar experiences.

  7. The Republican party is a cancer on the people of America. Let’s give the GOP all the marijuana they can toke. They’ll either be destroyed by the cancer-killing ingredients in weed; or they’ll be so mellowed that the nation can heal from the damage they’ve caused.

  8. Women of America: be very afraid.

    The GOP monsters want to destroy our right of self-determination, including and especially our right to control reproductive choices.

    They want to deprive us of affordable healthcare, whether from Planned Parenthood or through the ACA. The GOP will put our lives and health at risk, as well as the lives and health of our lived ones (unless you’re in a high income bracket).

    Fight back. Vote them out of office. Tell them clearly to keep their damned hands out of our lady parts, and off our healthcare.

  9. If Tea Partiers do try, sincerely, to get rid of Obamacare, I think a whole lot of people who now say they don’t like it will come running out of the closet and start yelling at their representatives not to dump it. Now it’s still fashionable to say you hate Obamacare. I’ve seen stories in the news where people say they hate Obamacare, but they love the ACA. Just like the people who screamed that government-run healthcare is bad, but nobody had better touch their Medicare. People don’t really understand what they hate until someone tries to take it away from them.

  10. I am an IC in NY. Prior to ACA I was paying an astronomical fee because I had to buy private health insurance. Preexisting conditions in NY have no limitation thank goodness.

    Now with ACA, I can actually afford copay, prescriptions, AND groceries.

    I am forever grateful to President Barack Obama for ACA.

  11. What if the squishes had had POTUS back in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Would we have been stuck in GOP hell for as long as we have?
    ‘Bout time the Dems stood up!!!

  12. Obamacare is great because of the security it offers but it still gives the greedy insurance companies the freedom and power to increase premiums at astronomical rates.
    I’d say $76.00 to $216 (new 2016 rate) for a low income person becomes a hardship and impossible to maintain.

  13. I love that Obamacare got passed. In 2016 I think it’s price fixing by big healthcare and big pharma. They are ripping off us Americans, and the only good things about my ‘Cadillac company-sponsored’ healthcare are the Obamacare mandates. My crappy healthcare is almost cost-prohibitive, yet most companies will not give you their cost for insuring you if you opt out of their plan (so you can get healthcare on your own). It’s highway robbery.

    The republicans and health/drug industries will scream when there is talk of ‘regulating’ the industry, but what choice do we have?

    This is the best reason for SINGLE-PAYER!

  14. If ever given the chance, rethugs won’t repeal OC, even though they’ll call it that. They know repealing it would be their death blow. They would make a few changes to benefit insurance/drug companies and just say it’s a different plan.

  15. Everyone, please write your representatives and ask them to correct the price-fixing, aka ripping off Americans to get even with POTUS, now occurring.

  16. I recently had a total knee replacement. I’ve been in pain for the last 8 or so years and never thought I could do a thing about it.
    I went to the doc and told her my knee was killing me, the next thing I knew I was scheduled for surgery after seeing an orthopedist. (The wonderful Dr. Hammer.)(joke)
    Our Obama Care covered it. There was no “pre existing” condition BS. The deductible on my insurance was used up in seconds.
    After going without real medical care for so many years it is so amazing to be able to take care of myself.
    We have some friends here in the south that will not go near ACA, they would rather make payments… There is no Medicaid expansion in NC either.
    You can lead a horse to water but can’t make them drink and all.

  17. To various bloggers, is ACA perfect? No, because nothing is.

    Can ACA be improved? Yes, but only with a Democratic Legislation.

    The 2016 Election needs to center around the complete failure of the GOpers to Govern and the fact that we are better off NOW then in 2008 with a Democratic President.

    My personal preference is Hillary Clinton, because I believe she will follow Barack’s lead. Just imagine if Al Gore had won in 2000 and we had followed Bill’s lead.

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