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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Affordable Care Act Is Now Popuar

Defying the Odds goes into some length on the economic and social distress that boosted Trump. Ironically,
Trump backed an unpopular bill that would worsen medical distress.

Hannah Fingerhut at Pew:
While the future of the Affordable Care Act is in question, the public increasingly thinks the law has had a positive impact on the country. Today, more Americans say the 2010 health care overhaul has had a mostly positive than mostly negative effect on the country (44% versus 35%), while 14% say it has not had much effect.
Overall support for the health care law also has grown since last year. Currently, 56% of the public approves of the law while 38% disapproves, according to a new national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Nov. 29-Dec. 4. The law drew majority approval for the first time in February, when 54% expressed support for it.
As recently as April 2016, more Americans thought the law had had a negative impact on the country (44%) than said it had a positive effect (39%). Since 2013, the share of Americans saying the law has had a positive effect on the country has increased 20 percentage points, from 24% to 44%.