Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • 9:16 AM Comments (8)

More Complete Numbers on Obamacare

posted by James Heflin

Obamacare is hardly an unqualified success, but the folks who want to return to the status quo are clearly not a majority, despite the current caterwauling. Interesting stuff via a CNN/ORC poll:

A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates nearly six in 10 Americans oppose the national health care law, but some give the Affordable Care Act a thumbs down because it isn't liberal enough.

...41% say they oppose the law because they think it's too liberal, with 14% saying the measure doesn't go far enough. That means that 54% either support Obamacare, or say it's not liberal enough.

Will the current problems faced by Obamacare be eventually solved?

Fifty-four percent express optimism on this question, with 45% saying that Obamacare's flaws will never be fixed.

Count me among the 14 percent. Obamacare is a weird cobbling together of Republican ideas and Democratic ideas, and its end result of sending more people into the cozy arms of the broken health insurance industry isn't going to reap good results in the end.

There's a solution to all of this out there, but this is a Band Aid at best. Should be interesting to watch.

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"Obamacare is hardly an unqualified success"

.... lolz

When your number one selling point for a law is "If you like your current plan you can keep it" that isn't a great sign that people want your product. When you blatantly and knowingly lie about it, that's not good either. Interesting indeed.

Posted by k on 11.29.13 at 6:58

Oh k, give Heflin a break. He made a point and supported it with something resembling a fact. Should we applaud this unexpected leap towards logic?

Posted by Joe Blow on 11.29.13 at 19:25

Gallup

Americans' Approval of Healthcare Law Declines Currently 40% approve and 55% disapprove

http://www.gallup.com/poll/165863/americans-approval-healthcare-law-declines.aspx

Posted by k on 12.16.13 at 9:48

Concealed Carry Means Fewer Murders, Says New Study

http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/23/concealed-carry-fewer-murders-says-new-s

Whoops.

Posted by NRA4ever on 1.2.14 at 13:41

Please keep things on topic.

Thanks.

Posted by JH on 1.3.14 at 10:16

Unqualified success still just out of reach...

"They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!: Obamacare confusion reigns as frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532869/They-no-idea-insurance-active-not-At-Virginia-hospitals-Obamacare-confusion-reigns-frustrated-patients-walk-out.html

Posted by Ben on 1.3.14 at 12:23

In true Orwellian fashion the Obama admin has 1) Redefined what it means to purchase a product. They claim anyone to put a plan in their basket as an enrollment even if they have not paid and may never purchase. 2) Will not (or cannot) provide an accounting of the number of people to actually pay for coverage. These are both possible thanks to our broken mainstream media who are only highly critical of republican administrations.

Since the most transparent administration in history is making up the rules as we go and refusing to release information, we must rely on anecdotal evidence that suggests only about 200,000 people have actually purchased coverage, JUST short of the administration's goal of 3.3mil at this point.

"The administration had hoped to enroll 3.3 million paying customers by the end of the year, which would bring them 47 percent of the way toward their goal of enrolling 7 million paying customers by March 31. Those 2 million “sign-ups” are not paying customers yet, though the administration would like to give the impression that they are “enrollees.” Anecdotal reports suggest that only 5-15 percent of sign-ups have actually paid their first premium and are in fact enrolled."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2013/12/30/what-surge-obamacare-enrollments-remain-dangerously-below-60-percent-of-target/

Posted by Ben on 1.3.14 at 12:37
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