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O-Care Has Hurt Twice As Many People As It Has Helped

From Byron York at the Washington Examiner:

Survey: Fewer than 1 in 5 better off because of Obamacare; many more worse off

By Byron York | July 23, 2014

Eighteen percent of Americans, or fewer than one in five, say they or someone in their family is better off because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by CNN. Nearly twice that number, 35 percent, say they or someone in their family is worse off. A larger group, 46 percent, say they are about the same after Obamacare as before.

In nearly all demographic categories — age, income, education, etc. — more people say they are worse off because of Obamacare than say they are better off.

For example, one might expect respondents with incomes below $50,000 to be somewhat likely to say Obamacare has helped them. And that is the case: 21 percent say they are better off because of the Affordable Care Act. But 35 percent say they are worse off. (Forty-four percent are the same.)

Likewise, one might expect young respondents to report benefits from Obamacare. And they do: 23 percent say they’re better off. But 33 percent say they’re worse off. (Forty-three percent are the same.)

In other categories, the gap between better off and worse off is larger. In just one demographic group, nonwhites, is the group of those who say they are better off, 29 percent, bigger than the group who say they are worse off, 17 percent. (Fifty-four percent say they are the same.)

CNN also asked a slightly broader question, in which in addition to asking if the respondent or his family is better off, the question also asked if "other families in this country" are better off because of Obamacare. Thirty-five percent of respondents said that other families are better off, while 44 percent said Obamacare has "not helped any families." …

The CNN numbers are basically consistent with other surveys. The most recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, for example, found that 18 percent said that they or their family were better off because of Obamacare, while 26 percent said they were worse off and 53 percent reported no difference…

Meanwhile, that is not how our one party news media is reporting this poll.

For instance, from the always reliable water carriers at the Politico:

Poll: Most say Obamacare working

By LUCY MCCALMONT | July 23, 2014

More than half of Americans believe that they or others are better off with Obamacare, a new poll shows.

The CNN poll released Wednesday found that 18 percent of respondents said they or their family had benefited from the health care law, while an additional 35 percent said while they may not be better off, the lives of others have improved. Forty-four percent say no one has benefited from Obamacare…

Whom to believe?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “O-Care Has Hurt Twice As Many People As It Has Helped”

  1. canary says:

    I finally pained my self to read my 2014 changes and nearly fell over, and doing so may have meant a $6000 out of pocket expenses. If a poisonious snake bites you and you can’t walk a few days would that be considered an out of the norm accident?

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