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Poll: Not even Democrats are convinced ObamaCare will improve health care

posted at 8:35 pm on March 20, 2013 by

Via Phil Klein, the Kaiser Family Foundation is out with a new poll that suggests that not even a simple majority of Democrats have been able to cling to the illusion that the ACA will improve health care quality or reduce costs.

Kaiser’s health tracking poll found that 37 percent of Democrats said “the cost of health care for the nation as a whole” would be better as a result of the law, just 39 percent said health care quality would be better and 27 percent said consumer protections for private insurance would be better. However, 53 percent of Democrats said the law would improve access to health care for the uninsured.

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It was never intended to.

John the Libertarian on March 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

However, 53 percent of Democrats said the law would improve access to health care for the uninsured.

That’s pretty pathetic, when it comes down to it.

Count to 10 on March 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Yet they still vote for him.

KCB on March 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Now that it is enacted they can tweak until the end of time, thereby ensuring they will always have a job. The country’s healthcare? eh collateral damage, what’s the big deal?

txmomof6 on March 21, 2013 at 7:33 AM

From RedState.com:

Mitch McConnell Votes to Fund Obamacare

eaglescout_1998 on March 21, 2013 at 7:40 AM

It was never intended to.

John the Libertarian on March 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Bingo! We have a winner! :)

Why this isn’t the main argument by conservatives in favor of repealing this monstrosity is beyond me. This is just the first battle in a socialist war for universal health care. THAT “final solution” will ensure the bankruptcy of what remains of the economy, and the full control of our lives from cradle to grave by the federal government.

TKindred on March 21, 2013 at 7:40 AM

This country is beyond screwed. Make as much $$ as you can over the next 3-5 years and lay up items that you will need for the long winter ahead.

ramesees on March 21, 2013 at 9:11 AM

However, 53 percent of Democrats said the law would improve access to health care for the uninsured.

That’s pretty pathetic, when it comes down to it.

Count to 10 on March 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Agree, but it may be the one thing that’s actually true. But not how they’re thinking. The prohibition on considering preexisting conditions means that everybody will be able to safely be uninsured. The tax penalty will be like a catastrophic health insurance plan, because no matter what happens you can buy insurance.

Fenris on March 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I’m sick of all these polls talking about how a majority of people don’t like or have faith that Obamacare will work.

WHERE THE F WHERE THESE PEOPLE ON ELECTION DAY!?!?!

You had your chance America and you blew it. Now pay for it.

Yakko77 on March 21, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Obamacare is destined to be a massive failure – and it is intentional. When it fails the Democrats will step forward with the perfect solution: single payer of course.

TarheelBen on March 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Single payer will be awesome.
Our government can run healthcare just fine. Look what a bang up job they do with everything else that they get their mitts on.

justltl on March 24, 2013 at 5:55 PM

People who cannot afford medical care do not need health insurance. They need access to medical care. We have a medical and dental clinic in my town where you can get treatment on a scale corresponding to what you earn each month. A little tweaking by combining local, state and federal funds could provide free treatment for very low income people. Obamacare is a cluster fcck of absurd rules and directives which will screw up medical care for everyone except the bsstards who passed it.

kemojr on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM