Support For Obamacare Down To 39%

CNN has a poll indicating that, should the government get shut down due to a showdown over Obamacare and/or the debt limit, Republicans would get more blame than President Obama.

That’s not surprising. More surprising is the free-fall in support for Obamacare, with the number of people who say they support all or most of the law down to 39% less than a month before enrollments start on October 1st:

In January 51% said they favored all or most of the provisions in the new law. Now that figure is down to 39%.

Support has dropped in virtually all demographic categories, but it has fallen the farthest among two core Democratic groups – women and Americans who make less than $50,000.

“Those are also the two groups that are most likely to pay attention to health insurance issues, and possibly the ones most likely to be affected by any changes,” adds Holland. “That may be particularly true for lower-income Americans who are most likely to have part-time jobs, be on Medicaid, or not currently have health insurance and thus be the first to have to navigate the new system.”

Wow.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • reggy

    Propaganda influences the electorate? That’s some paradigm-altering knowledge there. What if someone finds out???

  • henrycat

    And the support will continue to plummet as the Obamabots discover that they are going to have to pay not only for themselves, but are being drawn in to pay for the elderly also. Not that the plan is sustainable as Obama would have it, but, the youth is sorely needed for revenue. More and more people are either being tossed off their plans (e.g. UPS), reduced in hours to part-time and part time jobs being generated to avoid costs by the employer. Another investment failure by Obama and his minions……..

  • kevindf

    What kind of joke is this? I thought Obama repealed the law of supply and demand.

    “Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap”
    Quote:
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.

    A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law next year. Doctors could face a backlog, and patients could find it difficult to get quick appointments.

    Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the law’s full implementation Jan. 1, but many of the potential solutions face a backlash from influential groups or will take years to bear fruit.

    Lobbying groups representing doctors have questioned the safety of some of the proposed changes, argued they would encourage less collaboration among health professionals and suggested they could create a two-tiered health system offering unequal treatment.

    Bills seeking to expand the scope of practice of dentists, dental therapists, optometrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and others have been killed or watered down in numerous states. Other states have proposed expanding student loan reimbursements, but money for doing so is tight.

    As fixes remain elusive, the shortfall of primary care physicians is expected to grow.

    Nearly one in five Americans already lives in a region designated as having a shortage of primary care physicians, and the number of doctors entering the field isn’t expected keep pace with demand. About a quarter million primary care doctors work in America now, and the Association of American Medical Colleges projects the shortage will reach almost 30,000 in two years and will grow to about 66,000 in little more than a decade. In some cases, nurses and physician assistants help fill in the gap.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.

    A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law next year. Doctors could face a backlog, and patients could find it difficult to get quick appointments.

    Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the law’s full implementation Jan. 1, but many of the potential solutions face a backlash from influential groups or will take years to bear fruit.

    Lobbying groups representing doctors have questioned the safety of some of the proposed changes, argued they would encourage less collaboration among health professionals and suggested they could create a two-tiered health system offering unequal treatment.

    Bills seeking to expand the scope of practice of dentists, dental therapists, optometrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and others have been killed or watered down in numerous states. Other states have proposed expanding student loan reimbursements, but money for doing so is tight.

    As fixes remain elusive, the shortfall of primary care physicians is expected to grow.

    Nearly one in five Americans already lives in a region designated as having a shortage of primary care physicians, and the number of doctors entering the field isn’t expected keep pace with demand. About a quarter million primary care doctors work in America now, and the Association of American Medical Colleges projects the shortage will reach almost 30,000 in two years and will grow to about 66,000 in little more than a decade. In some cases, nurses and physician assistants help fill in the gap.

    • devilschild

      The wealthy will see the doctors while the middle class and the poor will be treated by Physicians Assistants or Nurse Practitioners.

      • kevindf

        That doesn’t sound “fair.”

      • banjo kid

        In limited cases a nurse practitioner is ok with me but for over all health care nothing beats seeing the doctor face to face. The charge is still the same though and they still charge $130.00 if you see a doctor or not, it seems there should be a drop in rates if all you are seeing is a nurse by any name you want to call it. Same price, only less of what you pay for.

  • eLucidive

    More and more people are feeling it’s pinch. Insurance premiums are sky rocketing and employers are beginning to lay people off or reduce their hours because of it.

  • awfulorv

    The most ardent liberal must have come to realize by this time what an unpolished foreign policy nincompoop they’ve help install in the White house.
    Your only defense of him, at this juncture, could be that he’s partially black and, therefore, is to be held only semi responsible for the disasters he’s caused, and is perpetuating daily.
    What next? Hows about Putin demands Alaska, and dipshite gives it to him, wrapped in yellow ribbons…

  • mickey_moussaoui

    One Big Ass Mistake America
    Maybe our new president Putin will defund obamacare

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