Democrats talk about the 8 million Americans who signed up for Obamacare as if they are all satisfied customers. They don’t mention how about 3/4 of those new enrollees previously had insurance, so that means there still are a whole lot of uninsured Americans out there. Worse yet for the Democrats, the number of people who say they have been negatively impacted by the rotten law has gone up.
Of the 30 percent who say they have been negatively affected, a big majority says Obamacare has increased their health care costs and narrowed their health care choices.
A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 55 percent of those surveyed disapprove of Obamacare — matching the highest disapproval rating in Obamacare’s troubled history. “The recent surge in signups for the new health care exchanges has had little impact on public opinion about the Affordable Care Act,” Pew concluded.
The results suggest that Democrats, in their euphoria over the “8 million” sign-ups to Obamacare, made a mistake in concluding that signups equal approval. In truth, a significant number of those signing up for health coverage on the exchanges might be unhappy about losing coverage elsewhere, or unhappy about the (unsubsidized) price they are paying, or dissatisfied with the choices available under their new coverage.
“Can’t assume the millions who’ve signed up for Obamacare are happy with it,” the blogger Mickey Kaus tweeted recently. “Millions have signed up for Time-Warner Cable.” With no offense to cable companies, Kaus had a point: Just because people have purchased something — in the case of Obamacare, under penalty of law — doesn’t mean they like it. (Read More)
Another poll is making news this week. A majority of Americans, women included, oppose the contraception mandate in Obamacare. But Democrats like Debbie Wasserman Schultz don’t care. She was in Syracuse, NY to help out Rep. Dan Maffei and said he should be proud to run on Obamacare. I hope he takes her advice.