Yep, that’s a problem all right:
Fifty-six percent of those who identified as uninsured in a new poll conducted in February by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a research institution, had an unfavorable view of the health care reform law, compared to just 22 percent who said they view it favorably. The uninsured now see Obamacare less favorably than they did when the enrollment period began in October. As recently as September, more uninsured approved of the law than disapproved.
The survey results illustrate just how deep a hole the Obama administration is in when it comes to gaining the support of those the law is most intended to benefit. Indeed, the new findings show the uninsured feel worse about the law than the public at large.
Forget for a moment the politics or even the solvency of the exchanges. What this poll does is put lie to the Fierce Moral Urgency of providing coverage right the hell now! to 47 million uncovered Americans who were dying in the streets of Republicanism.
Instead, what we’re left with is a government usurpation of 1/6th of the economy to provide coverage for people who, by and large it seems, never really wanted it. It’s as though Washington had launched a trillion-dollar program to provide free or subsidized kicks to the groin for those whose groins were going sadly un-kicked.
But let’s keep that last point to ourselves, in case Washington gets any ideas.
I should mention in closing however that this poll was released at the same time the New Pravda was declared by ♡bamaCare!!!’s supporters. Harry Reid and Paul Krugman and Greg Sargent have all gone on the record this week to assure us that the horror stories are “untrue” or that the GOP is “just making stuff up” and that the nasty claims “fall apart under scrutiny.”
If all that is true, then why is the law not just unpopular, but most unpopular with its intended beneficiaries?