Public sentiment changes on ACA
by jerry on August 30, 2020
Kaiser Health News reported on public sentiment regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changing. Soon after the ACA passed, a number of Republican legislators campaigned on the idea of overturning or limiting the impact of the ACA. Several years later, especially in a time of great economic uncertainty, polls show public sentiment being supportive of the ACA.
The article reports that "The foundation's polling found that, in July 2014, 55% of voters opposed the law, while 36% favored it. By July 2020, that had flipped, with 51% favoring the law and 38% opposing it." Now, Republican candidates seem to find their opposition to the ACA a liability instead of an asset.