One-Third of Americans Don’t Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same

❝ A sizable minority of Americans don’t understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act.

This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal.

❝ In the survey, 35 percent of respondents said either they thought Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were different policies (17 percent) or didn’t know if they were the same or different (18 percent). This confusion was more pronounced among people 18 to 29 and those who earn less than $50,000 — two groups that could be significantly affected by repeal…

When respondents were asked what would happen if Obamacare were repealed, even more people were stumped. Approximately 45 percent did not know that the A.C.A. would be repealed. Twelve percent of Americans said the A.C.A. would not be repealed, and 32 percent said they didn’t know.

The ever-present question: Are Americans stupid or just plain ignorant?

Our politicians, the Congressional clown show, the so-called president occupying the White House – with a few exceptions, none of these really care what the answer is. Their only concern is how to make political hay from a field sown in superstition and grandpa’s advice that was out-of-date a half-century ago.

3 thoughts on “One-Third of Americans Don’t Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same

  1. Rize or Die says:

    “Threat Of Losing Obamacare Turns Some Apolitical Californians Into Protesters” http://khn.org/news/threat-of-losing-obamacare-turns-some-formerly-apolitical-californians-into-protesters/
    Also: “Since its founding in the 1950s, the Indian Health Service has provided medical care for many Native Americans. But the service has been chronically underfunded, so often pays for care only if someone is in immediate danger of losing life or limb. In recent years, the Affordable Care Act created new health coverage opportunities for more than half a million Native Americans and Alaska Natives — and created jobs in Indian country, too.” http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/09/513723730/obamacare-brought-jobs-to-indian-country-that-could-vanish-with-repeal

  2. 4therecord says:

    A polarized Senate voted early Friday morning to confirm Tom Price, the conservative Georgia congressman who has been one of Congress’s most vehement opponents of the Affordable Care Act, as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Price has long been a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a right-wing group that has fought against anti-smoking campaigns; opposed mandatory vaccination and connected vaccines to autism despite scientific evidence to the contrary; linked abortion to breast cancer, again without medical evidence; and denied that the HIV virus causes AIDS. Price has advocated for the privatization of Medicaid, wanting to turn the program into block grants given to the states and roll back its expansion that has given medical coverage to 14 million people. He would transform Medicare into a voucher scheme, forcing patients to purchase insurance on the private market. His proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act includes the promotion of health savings accounts, which would provide tax savings for the well-off, but do little to help the poor. Price also would introduce work requirements for “able-bodied” recipients of healthcare assistance and he would convert the Affordable Care Act’s income-based formula for assistance to tax credits based on an insured person’s age. http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/department-of-health-and-human-services-who-is-tom-price-170109?news=860019

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