Eight million enrolled, and it still doesn’t poll well:
The poll found 43 percent approve of ObamaCare, but a majority disapproves of it.
A Department of Health and Human Services report released in early May confirmed more than eight million people have enrolled.
In January, only 38 percent approved of the law, while the administration was still busy fixing the federal portal.
The dirty little secret of course is that Healthcare.gov still doesn’t have a functioning backend — the web “automation” is all done by hand after you put in your numbers. But the insurers and IRS seem to have caught up with the backlog, which has mercifully (for the administration) taken the issue off the front page. Having a complicit media has got to be worth at least a five-point bounce.
The other dirty little secret is that most of the “new” enrollees aren’t newly-insured, but people buying crappier new plans to replace the nicer plans ♡bamaCare!!! caused them to lose.
That, I suppose, means it’s working.
The really damning part comes next:
Just over a third said ObamaCare will ultimately improve the country’s healthcare situation, while 44 percent said it will make it worse. Sixteen percent said the insurance coverage won’t make much of a difference.
“Insurance coverage won’t make much of a difference.” It’s almost as if people are already catching on to the difference between coverage and care.