Ellison Barber: Obamacare Failing To Gain Support, Polling Shows

• April 22, 2014 11:57 am


The Washington Free Beacon’s Ellison Barber discussed the newest Obamacare poll numbers, which show growing uncertainty among the American public in the President’s signature health care law.

A new Fox News poll found that 56 percent of Americans oppose the healthcare law, while a mere 39 percent favor it. Additionally, the poll reported that Americans enrolled in Obamacare are unsure of whether or not they will actually pay their premiums.

These new poll numbers are "not at all" surprising, Barber observed. She cited past polls that have demonstrated Americans’ repeated disapproval of the healthcare law. "It [the healthcare law] has never been well liked, but what we’ve seen this year is that not only is that not changing, but it seems to be getting more unfavorable to the majority of people," Barber said.

Fox News’ Jon Scott pointed to a new poll statistic: 51 percent of Americans think that in 20 years from now, Obamacare will be viewed as the President’ worst accomplishment. Barber explained that it is no surprise that Americans are disappointed in Obamacare, given the error filled rollout and the fact that so much information about the healthcare program, including how many Americans have paid for their health insurance, is missing.

Obamacare, formally called "the Affordable Care Act," has been quite the misnomer. "It ended up being a lot more expensive than people thought," Barber said of the health care law. Despite talks of subsidies, many Americans are not eligible for full amounts of the subsidies, leaving them stuck paying sky high premium rates, or worse, an exorbitant penalty for failing to enroll in a health insurance program.

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