Poll: Only 15% say they benefit from Obamacare

Six years after the Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress, the public hasn't changed its mind about it.

A recent AP poll showed that only 26% of Americans approve of the law, while 42% oppose it.  Beyond that, another poll by NPR and the Robert Woods Foundation found that only 15% of Americans feel they've benefited from the law.

The Hill:

Twenty-six percent of U.S. adults say they have been personally harmed by the healthcare law since its passage — a fraction that likely reflects those in the poll who said they have noticed rising healthcare costs in the last several years. 

And while the majority of adults said they believed their healthcare costs were “reasonable,” many said those costs were becoming less affordable over time.

The mixed views, found by polling 1,002 people nationally, reflects the polarization in the country on ObamaCare and healthcare generally.

The national poll included 1,002 responses with a margin of error of 3.8. Researchers also polled more than 1,000 people in each of seven different states.

Twenty-six percent of Americans say the cost of healthcare has been a serious strain on their finances in the last two years. About 40 percent of those facing financial struggles because of their medical bills said they have spent all or most of their savings accounts on large bills. About one in five people said they’ve been forced to forgo prescriptions because they can’t afford them. 

Still, nearly three-quarters of adults say they get “good value for what they pay toward the cost” of their health care.

Given how the race is proceeding, it's likely we'll be stuck with Obamacare forever.  No matter what you think of Donald Trump, the fact is, he has blown up the Republican party.  You might celebrate the dissolution of the GOP, but the result of the Republicans' messy demise will be Democratic dominance in Washington for the forseeable future.

Six years after the Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress, the public hasn't changed its mind about it.

A recent AP poll showed that only 26% of Americans approve of the law, while 42% oppose it.  Beyond that, another poll by NPR and the Robert Woods Foundation found that only 15% of Americans feel they've benefited from the law.

The Hill:

Twenty-six percent of U.S. adults say they have been personally harmed by the healthcare law since its passage — a fraction that likely reflects those in the poll who said they have noticed rising healthcare costs in the last several years. 

And while the majority of adults said they believed their healthcare costs were “reasonable,” many said those costs were becoming less affordable over time.

The mixed views, found by polling 1,002 people nationally, reflects the polarization in the country on ObamaCare and healthcare generally.

The national poll included 1,002 responses with a margin of error of 3.8. Researchers also polled more than 1,000 people in each of seven different states.

Twenty-six percent of Americans say the cost of healthcare has been a serious strain on their finances in the last two years. About 40 percent of those facing financial struggles because of their medical bills said they have spent all or most of their savings accounts on large bills. About one in five people said they’ve been forced to forgo prescriptions because they can’t afford them. 

Still, nearly three-quarters of adults say they get “good value for what they pay toward the cost” of their health care.

Given how the race is proceeding, it's likely we'll be stuck with Obamacare forever.  No matter what you think of Donald Trump, the fact is, he has blown up the Republican party.  You might celebrate the dissolution of the GOP, but the result of the Republicans' messy demise will be Democratic dominance in Washington for the forseeable future.