Wasn't the ACA passed to help the uninsured?
I don't get this. According to Kaiser Health News, the uninsured don't like the Obamacare:
"Uninsured Americans -- the people that the Affordable Care Act was designed to most aid -- are increasingly critical of the law as its key provisions kick in, a poll released Thursday finds.
This month's tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 47 percent of the uninsured said they hold unfavorable views of the law while 24 percent said they liked it. These negative views have increased since December, when 43 percent of the uninsured panned the law and 36 percent liked it. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the Foundation.)
We are not sure why the uninsured have soured on Obama Care.
My guess is that this is a lot more than website problems.
First, many uninsured Americans had access to health care before the AHCA went into effect. In other words, they've paid for medical services or made deals with hospitals to pay over time. No one has been left "to die" on the street corner because he or she did not have health insurance.
Second, many people do not want to buy insurance no matter how many times liberals tell them they should have it. Many are willing to assume the risk.
Third, many have checked the premium rates and deductibles and discovered that it is too expensive.
Again, we don't know for sure why the "uninsured" are staying away but they are. And they probably will continue to stay away.