Health law negatives reach an all-time high

Published on August 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM · No Comments

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's monthly tracking poll, negative views of the health law reach a high point, erasing six months of gradual improvements in popularity. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) 

The Washington Post's Wonkblog: Suddenly, Obamacare Is More Unpopular Than Ever
Even after survey after survey has recently shown a major drop in the nation's uninsured rate, Obamacare just had its worst month in a key health-care poll. Kaiser Family Foundation, which has done arguably the best and most consistent polling on the health-care law in the past four-plus years, found that public opinion on the law sank to a record low in July. More people than ever (53 percent) last month said they viewed the law unfavorably, an increase of 8 percentage points since June -; one of the biggest opinion swings ever (Millman, 8/1). 

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Unfavorable Views Of Health Law Spike In July: Poll
The health law's unpopularity among the public rose sharply in July with a surge of disapproval from people who had been agnostic about it in recent months, a poll released Friday shows. The law is as unpopular as it has been since it was enacted four years ago (Rau, 8/1).

The Hill: Negative Views of O-Care At Highest
Negative views of ObamaCare abruptly hit an all-time high this month, erasing six months of gradual increases in the law's popularity. Fifty-three percent now see the Affordable Care Act in a negative light compared with 45 percent last month, according to a monthly tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Viebeck, 8/01).


http://www.kaiserhealthnews.orgThis article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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