Monday, June 23, 2014

Only Half Of Previously Uninsured Obamacare Enrollees Have Favorable Opinion of Obamacare

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a survey of a statistically significant sample of people who buy their own insurance. The headline reported by the media was that 57 percent of enrollees in Obamacare exchange plans were previously uninsured. To me, that seems underwhelming. But more on that later.

We all know that Obamacare is unpopular. However, it is also unpopular among its beneficiaries — the previously uninsured who have bought (highly subsidized) health insurance in Obamacare exchanges. Only 53 percent of these people have a favorable opinion of Obamacare (p. 22). If that doesn’t make the law politically vulnerable, I don’t know what does.

Reads the entire column at The Independent Institute's Beacon blog or The NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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