Bernie Sanders maybe trying to sell ‘Medicare for All’ these days…
The decade old Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare , is doing fine with Americans …
Republicans have backed away from trying to repeal it and a Federal judge has punted any decision to invalidate the WHOLE law into the fall after the general election…
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, is about as popular as it has ever been nearing the 10th anniversary of its passage, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Forty-two percent of registered voters said they believe the law is a good idea, while 35 percent think it’s a bad idea. Another 23 percent don’t have an opinion.
The 7-point approval margin is as high as it has been since the NBC News/WSJ poll began tracking the legislation over a decade ago. The approval rating is also within the poll’s margin of error of the 45-percent high the ACA hit in January 2017.
The legislation, which drastically expanded coverage and notably protected people with preexisting conditions from being denied insurance, remains controversial, however.
Opinions on the law are split sharply along party lines – 72 percent of Democratic voters say the law is a good idea, while 72 percent of Republican voters say it’s a bad idea, the poll found.
The bill has a positive approval rating among Independents, 37-23 percent, but another 39 percent are unsure.
Yet there is still division among Democrats – the ACA has emerged as a chief fissure point between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the two remaining candidates for the party’s 2020 nomination.
Biden supports protecting and expanding the law while making a Medicare public option available, while Sanders supports overhauling the entire health care system – including Obamacare – and implementing a single-payer system….
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