- The Washington Times - Friday, January 31, 2014

The latest poll numbers from the Kaiser Family Foundation reveal that the nation’s uninsured have taken a significant turn against Obamacare — now a near 2-to-1 margin regard the mandate in a negative light.

By the percentages, fully 47 percent of those in the nation without insurance now see Obamacare negatively, compared to 24 percent who regard it positively, Breitbart.com reported.

On its website, Kaiser said of its poll numbers: “These negative views have increased since December, when 43 percent of the uninsured panned the law and 36 percent liked it.”


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Pollsters did not narrow down the reasons why the uninsured were turning against the law. But the numbers came amid the first month that Americans could begin to use their insurance plans at the doctors’ offices.

Kaiser issued one caveat with its poll: “More than half the people without insurance said the law hasn’t made a difference to them or their families. In addition, the pollsters noted that almost half of people without coverage were unaware that the law includes subsidies to offset premium costs for people of low and moderate income.”

Still, the negatives of Obamacare seem to be outweighing the positives when it comes to polling perceptions.

Kaiser also found that 50 percent of all Americans — uninsured as well as insured — maintain unfavorable views of the mandate, and only 34 percent support it. Another 27 percent told survey officials they had personally had a negative experience with Obamacare.

The poll of 1,506 adults was conducted between Jan. 14 and 21, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.