Record Support for Obamacare

Michael Rainey

The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that the Affordable Care Act is viewed more favorably by Americans than ever before. About 55% of the public now say they have a favorable opinion of the health care law, the highest reading since Kaiser began tracking the issue in 2010.

The ACA remains a partisan issue, however. The most recent reading “is largely driven by a continued support among Democrats with 85% now expressing favorable views compared to 53% of independents and 18% of Republicans,” Kaiser said. “A majority of Republicans (77%) continue to hold unfavorable views towards the law.”


The Kaiser poll of 1,207 adults, which was conducted February 13 to 18, 2020, also found that a majority backs the idea of a national health care plan: “About half (52%) of the public favor a Medicare-for-all plan in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan, while two-thirds favor a public option that would compete with private health plans and be available to all Americans.”

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