Gee, Obamacare Isn't That Unpopular After All
by Deacon Blues
Despite the Fox News and right wing noise machine drumbeat about the unpopularity of Obamacare, it will come as a surprise to many observers that a large majority of those polled were happy with their plans obtained through the ACA’s marketplaces for subsidized coverage.
In fact, 68% of those polled in a Commonwealth Fund study over several months earlier this year rated their plans as “good”, “very good”, or “excellent.”
Now, when you ask folks what they think about “Obamacare”, or the Affordable Care Act, the fruits of the right-wing smear machine are evident in such polls. But when asking folks what they think of the plans they were able to choose through the program, suddenly the negative stigma drops away.
Go figure. Cue the obligatory right wing effort to discredit this poll.