"I Don't Mind A Parasite. I Object To A Cut-Rate One."
Unfortunately, the number that’s gone up is ObamaCare’s UNFAVORABILITY rating among the uninsurred, as reported today by the National Review Online:
“As the deadline for 2014 enrollment nears, Obamacare is increasingly growing unpopular, especially among the uninsured. A new Kaiser Family Foundation survey finds that about twice as many uninsured people have an unfavorable view of the health-care law than have a favorable one.
Among the uninsured, 47 percent view Obamacare in a negative light versus the 24 percent who view it favorably. That’s a change from 43 percent who viewed it unfavorably last month, and 36 percent who viewed it favorably.
Overall, half of Americans view Obamacare unfavorably, while just over one-third have a positive take on the law. More of the uninsured also said Obamacare made them worse off (39 percent) than improved their situation (26 percent), according to the poll.”
Further, an article on the same topic at washingtonexaminer.com
“During his Tuesday State of the Union speech, President Obama touted the benefits of his health care law, but a new poll finds that the program is becoming increasingly unpopular among the uninsured -- the very group it was intended to benefit the most.
According to the January version of the monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, just 24 percent of uninsured adults under 65 have a favorable view of the health care law, while 47 percent, or nearly double, have an unfavorable view. In April 2010, the same survey taken weeks after Obama signed the health care legislation into law, 50 percent had a favorable view, compared to 27 percent had an unfavorable view. On a net basis, that's a 46-point drop in favorability.
Uninsured Americans who were expecting to get cheap coverage on the exchanges may have been surprised to learn that the plans being offered can be expensive, even after subsidies. And the cheaper plans come with high deductibles and fewer choices of doctors and hospitals. Additionally, those struggling to find affordable coverage will now be subject to a penalty if they don't purchase a plan by March 31.
Needless to say, if this trend proves to be more than statistical noise in one poll, it's incredibly problematic for Democrats. Their strategy for overcoming the backlash against the health care law is about going on offense by touting the benefits of the program to uninsured Americans. But if the uninsured are souring on the law to such an extreme degree, it will become a much tougher sell."
Yes - it does appear that reality is hitting home.
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