More Bad News for GOP: New Survey Shows Americans Really Like Their Obamacare

obama-thumbs-up-4While Republicans will go on endless rants about all the “horrors” they claim are going to happen as a result of the Affordable Care Act, what they’re really afraid of is what’s actually starting to happen: Americans are realizing that they like it – a lot.


Is the law perfect? No. I think in a perfect world we’d have universal health care for everyone and the option to purchase private insurance yourself if you desire to have more premium coverage. In my opinion, access to health care should be a right, not a privilege based on your financial situation. It’s ridiculous to have a health care system setup where the ability for someone to take care of potentially life-threatening problems is based upon whether or not they can afford it. No one should ever have to suffer because they can’t afford to see a doctor.

But the reason why Republicans are so terrified of letting this law continue to intertwine itself into our society is because they know it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple among Americans. Heck, it already is basically. While many Republicans continue to say they would like the law repealed, they’re already trying to take measures to keep the law in place at least through 2016 just in case the Supreme Court rules the subsidies unconstitutional. Now, why would they do that? Because they damn sure know that if those subsidies go away, millions of Americans are going to instantly find out just how much the law is helping them, and there’s only going to be one group to blame for their subsidies vanishing: Republicans.

Well, a new survey doesn’t only reveal that Americans seem to like “Obamacare,” but that the overwhelming majority of people who have plans through the ACA marketplaces say they’re happy with their coverage. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 74 percent of Americans rated their coverage through the ACA as “Excellent” or “Good” with only 7 percent rating it as “Poor.”

When it comes to surveys or polls, practically anything over 60 percent is extremely positive. As diverse, different and divided as people can be – especially when it comes to this law – to see almost three-fourths of Americans being happy with their coverage is remarkable.

Though, I can guarantee you won’t hear about this survey on Fox News or anywhere else in the conservative media. You know, those folks over there who “only care about truth.”


But the question I always like to ask is, at what point will conservatives finally start realizing that they’ve been lied to by the GOP about this law since the very beginning? From death panels to economic Armageddon, Republicans have said all sorts of crazy lies about the ACA and practically none of them have come true. The one issue we’ve seen is that around 5 million Americans had to switch plans. I’m sorry, but forcing people to get on more comprehensive, better health care plans isn’t exactly what I would call “negative.”

As always, we’re dealing with people who live in a world where what they want to be real is more important than what is real. So it doesn’t really matter what the facts about this law are, they’re going to be whatever they want anyway.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • tracey marie

    Except for a few inbred teabag types, the ACA is a great first step for out country. We will have universal care and equality as long as the Left and middle get off their butts and vote.

    • bestfriend

      Hey! I thought you said going through life believing in myths and legends is not the best decision!

      • tracey marie

        is HC a myth, does it not save lives, does not everyone need HC?

      • bestfriend

        I’m just messing with you. I’d never discourage someone from their belief system.

      • tracey marie

        I do, it infringes on my rights to live in a secular country.

      • bestfriend

        As long as you’re not replacing one belief system for another, I’m all for it.

      • Bob Chapman

        So you’d deny everyone else their rights just so you could feel good about yourself? Are you an atheist?

      • tracey marie

        Nope, keep your theocratic nonsense in your home and church.

      • Bob Chapman

        If it’s nonsense, why do you care? If you’re an atheist a cross has no meaning to you, a bible is nothing more than fiction no more or less meaningful then a work from Hemingway or Stephen King.. If you’re an atheist you shouldn’t care if a bible is in a school, or a cross is in a National Park as they both have absolutely no meaning to you.

        So my answer would he you’re not an atheist, but a socialist or even a communist hiding behind the guise of atheism trying to make fundamental changes to our country that nobody else wants.. but using our courts and laws against us to make those changes.

      • tracey marie

        we are secular, period.

      • slpalmtree

        Does it physically hurt you to have someone say “Bless you” if you sneeze?

        The more people try to insist that this is a “secular” nation, the more people like you are seen as another belief system. It’s not like me believing in God infringes in any way upon your ability to not. So don’t infringe on our right to believe, outside of our homes and churches, our religion.

        If religious people don’t use the law to condemn those who are religious, then the same for atheists or anyone else. Secular does not mean you drive out God. It means that you keep government objective.

      • tracey marie

        when your kind attempt to pass theocratic based hate laws, it is my buisness. When the candidates on the right talk about god being the supreme leader saying they will ignore our secular laws, it is my business. No one gives a damn about your beliefs until you attempt to impose your myths on others.

      • Chad Bootmiester

        Tracey your so funny, i like how you changed the convo because their is no defense for Obama Care. 2 types who like it are those who dont work and little boys and girls like you who have not used it. It would be illegal to actually call it “health insurance”. Your a joke tracey and all your comments sound like a scared little girl. Do you need a hug?

      • tracey marie

        HC is needed by all, period.

      • slpalmtree

        What hate based theocratic laws would you be talking about? If abortion, as that’s the only one religiously motivated then that’s wrong. Abortions kill living humans. With potential. It’s easy enough to stop them. Personally, I think abortions should only be legal for those who will be harmed in the birth of their child, or from carrying it, and those who were impregnated from rape. There should not be a “I don’t want it” mentality of just being able to throw away something living. And that’s not based off religion at all.

      • tracey marie

        equality

      • slpalmtree

        How do conservatives not support equality when your “esteemed” presidential candidate pays women 28c less on the dollar compared to males. Please, point me to these laws because as far as I’m concerned, God created everyone equal. Whatever laws you’re thinking of arent theocratic in origin.

      • john Diamond

        YOU are the one doing the hating. Have a nice day, hater.

      • tracey marie

        wah!

      • Ol’ Gener

        I lol’ed at “theocratic based hate laws”. Really, that was precious.

      • john Diamond

        Hatemonger Tracey Marie.

      • tracey marie

        big WAH!

      • Ol’ Gener

        Of course you’re the hatemonger, just look at the first line of your original comment. It wasn’t exactly the most charitable of sentiments. But then you’re a liberal, which, more often than not, means you hate yourself and possess only a distant relationship with reality.

      • Bob Chapman

        See, that’s where you’re wrong, just because I call you on your bullshit you think I’m “one of them” but I’m not.

    • strayaway

      Vermont tried to have an affordable single payer Canadian provincial type plan but (un)ACA bureaucrats in Washington scuttled Vermont’s plan because it didn’t include all the pigs at the trough (lawyers, bureaucrats, mega-pharma, insurance companies) profits included in the (un)ACA. See the Guardian article “Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job Glenn Greenwald” for clues.

  • Donny Lantier

    I am not affiliated with any established religious doctrine, but to those that are the so called “true” Christians it is the right thing to do, this attempt at Universal Health Care. Is it perfect, NO…can it be improved upon, a resounding “absolutely”!

    • Charles Vincent

      They set the bar on the ground Chief. Any moron with more than 2 fully functioning brain cells could improve that.

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    • Chuck_Key

      F.O.

  • Chuck_Key

    I can’t help but wonder why nearly all of those claiming to actually benefit from Obamacare are liberals. Of course, we know they can’t read well…

    • ObamaMustGoNow

      Of course liberals love it, conservatives are paying for it!

  • Is this the Onion?

  • Martin Smith

    Where did you get the numbers? Wait, let me guess, through your liberal subscribers. Forward progress is a biased site for left wingers. I’m sure a right wing site would provide reverse numbers.

  • Clintoris

    This is complete and utter bullshit.For those of us who do not qualify for subsidies or free health care we are screwed.I now have a 6500 dollar deductible so I refuse to even go to the doctor.

    • tracey marie

      choose another plan and stop whining

      • Toby

        I have and I don’t qualify for anything better or cheaper. Get a job Tracey Marie

      • tracey marie

        Have one and HC, stop whining

      • ObamaMustGoNow

        And I bet you keep demanding a raise to $15 for flipping those burgers. Anyone defending Obamacare isn’t paying for their plan. I would love it too if someone else paid for it.

      • tracey marie

        poot teabagger, still whining and throwing racism and stupid around

      • ObamaMustGoNow

        Typical liberal, throwing around the race card. I never mentioned anything about race. YOU are the one who assumed that people demanding $15 an hour are of a specific race. I don’t care what color someone is, I don’t like paying for their insurance while they do nothing while living off of tax dollars. That’s not racist.

      • tracey marie

        bwahahaha

      • ObamaMustGoNow

        I bet you’re proud to be welfare trash. Enjoy it now, your free ride will be coming to an end much sooner than you think. Even democrats can’t spend what doesn’t exist.

      • tracey marie

        bwahahahha, you trolls crack me up

      • Ol’ Gener

        Oh, I’d imagine you probably cracked up long before the advent of online trolling.

      • Ol’ Gener

        Hahahaha, these people are psychos! The only reason they get up in the morning is to accuse someone of racism.

  • ObamaMustGoNow

    If someone was paying for my healthcare, I would love it also. I’m not one to complain when someone else is buying.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      why don’t you want people to be able to afford healthcare? You are probably getting a subsidy right now and don’t even realize it.

      • fruitfl

        No , we have full time jobs (for he last 45 YEARS) , and don’t see why we should have to pay for healthcare for free loading bums !

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      here’s a fun fact, you are paying less as a percentage of federal taxes towards healthcare today than you did in 2008. 24% in 2008 vs 22.7% today. Have a good day.

  • fruitfl

    Obamacare only works , if YOU DON”T !

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      can you be any more stupid?

      • Ol’ Gener

        Sorry, but that person is exactly correct. The entire law is a massive income redistribution scheme. It was never meant to lower costs or increase coverage. By now, none of this is a secret.

      • fruitfl

        You say each day as you look in the mirror !

  • Flat Banana

    Forcing people to have something to supposedly better the lives of others isn’t doing a good deed. The fact that ACA is forcing health care rates to rise is something many are not happy about. http://www.wsj.com/articles/health-insurers-seek-hefty-rate-boosts-1432244042

  • Billy Council

    Wow, you asked a bunch of freeloaders if they liked getting free crap and they said yes? Imagine that. How about asking the people paying for their crap if they like paying for it and post those results.
    You should have to surrender your right to vote to get free stuff. That way it is not a way to buy votes.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    I’m still waiting to see these ‘death panels’ the GOP whined incessantly about for two or three years. What happened wing nuts?