Public Opinion on the Affordable Care Act

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) ramps up, public opinion remains deeply divided over the law. Nearly half of Americans say the law will increase the cost of their health insurance, and twice as many say the Affordable Care Act will reduce access to medical benefits rather than increase it, according to a new bipartisan national poll conducted by The Morning Consult from May 22 to May 26, 2013.

The bipartisan poll included a national sample of 1,000 likely voters and was completed by Republican pollster John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates and Democratic pollster Margie Omero of Momentum Analysis.

Today, we will discuss public opinion on the Affordable Care Act and Thursday we will examine public opinion on a series of healthcare and tax reform proposals. Yesterday, we analyzed public opinion on the U.S. Healthcare system.

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