More Americans Say Obamacare Has Hurt Them and Their Family


Since Obamacare's health insurance exchanges launched in October, an increasing number of the uninsured have said they hold an unfavorable view of the law. They're not the only ones whose negative feelings have increased. A Gallup poll released today reports that an increasing number of people say Obamacare has already hurt their families—23 percent, up from 19 percent over the last few months and 16 percent in 2012. Just 10 percent say Obamacare has helped their family. 

Gallup Polls

As Gallup's write-up notes, responses are fairly strongly correlated with party affiliation: Republicans view the law negatively, while Democrats tend to be more positive. Even still, the poll makes two things clear: that the energy and momentum is on the side of the opposition, and that, overall, opinions about the law are getting worse, not better. 

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  1. Where’s shrike’s hat tip?

    WE ARE THE 8%!

    1. WHat is the 8%? I missed the memo.

      1. Shrike posted a quote from a poll about o-care and forgot to leave off that only 8% of people were positively effected by the law. Sort of like the poll above which sits at ~10%.

  2. None of these poll totals = 8. I am disappoint

    1. Palin’s Buttplug|3.6.14 @ 3:14PM|#



      I think the 8% are the people dying in the streets.

      1. But more than 8% have been hurt!

        1. Someone explain this 8% meme to me.
          What the fuck are you referring to?

          1. It started here:


            Shrike posted a summarized post of a link stating only 31% support repeal of ObamaCare. Further down in his post, it states only 8% want ObamaCare kept as is.

            1. It’s great when dumbasses post evidence that directly contradicts their dumbass argument it the same dumbass post.

              Saves work for the troll responders.

    2. 10% and 8% are within the margin of error. So its all good.

  3. This just doesn’t make sense. I have it on good authority that only a tiny, minuscule fraction of the population is affected by Obamacare, so it’s just not an issue. But then again, why would Obama delay implementing part of it for political purposes if only a few people were affected?

  4. I still haven’t received my check from the Koch Brothers for lying about the letter I received from my health insurance company about my canceled policy

  5. Harry Reid says all these folks are liars.

  6. And 63% of the population just hasn’t realized how fucked they are.

    1. Yeah, but they likely know others in that 23% category

  7. There are Democrats that still view it favorably? Quite the stubborn lot.


  8. “Twenty-three percent of Americans feel the Affordable Care Act has hurt them or their families — the highest figure Gallup has recorded for the question.”

    Oh, man, well, that’s only like, you know, uh, still less than 100m people… and ‘hurt’? Pretty vague word, you know… although, you know, I’m pretty sure that the people who made this law are like, totally sympathetic and stuff and will try and help however….

    Palin’s Buttplug|3.6.14 @ 3:14PM|#


    Or, maybe not.

  9. Just wait for the other shoe to drop — the employer mandate. Should be interesting to see what the popular support of the law is at that time.

  10. God’s work sometimes hurts.

  11. If 23% of the Americans say ACA hurt them, then that means 87% of the Americans are being helped by the law.

    Oh no, Palin’s sex device was right, and we were wrong.

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