It has angered conservatives by imposing more government control over the healthcare industry.
This has disappointed liberals who are convinced that it has not done enough.
Now Democrats are more likely to pledge to protect the law to avoid another possible shootout in the November midterm elections.
It’s even more popular today, he said, “because what was supposed to be done has been done.”
Republicans who nowadays suggest repealing it could quickly issue a statement that is not their current priority.
The table is overturned.
The law is still not quite popular
And the law is still tainted by bias: most Democrats view it favorably, while most Republicans view it unfavorably, in the Kaiser’s vote.
When I asked CNN’s Tami Luhby, who covers healthcare policy, what has changed the public mind about ACA, he says it’s almost lost.
The moment the public bought into the Affordable Care Act
Looking at a graph of Kaiser’s votes, it’s hard to notice that the ACA has been more popular than unpopular since the moment Obama left office.
More than the ACA exchange
There is a common misconception that only those who purchase their insurance on the ACA exchange have “Obamacare”. That’s how the number of people buying insurance has increased, but with the widespread spread of Medicaid, more people are getting insurance from the law.
Voters support Medicaid expansion
Other changes implemented by law have always been popular, such as guaranteeing access to coverage for pre-existing conditions and allowing young adults to stay in their parental plan.
“It’s so woven into the fabric of the American healthcare system that you can no longer tear it apart,” Luhby told me.
This is why Republicans have fought so hard
CNN Political Director David Chalian He said in a divisive environment when the law is passed it may seem unimaginable that it would one day become so hostile.
“But that’s exactly what Republicans imagined, and in part, why they fought so hard – they realized (as many Democrats did) that once you pass such a huge government benefit in law, it’s very, very difficult to do. Get rid of it – they almost always tend to be more popular over time. (See: Medicare) “
A long time is coming
Efforts to pass the Affordable Care Act have been going on for almost a year. But the fight for healthcare in the United States has been going on for generations, from the late 1800s to the late 1960s through the passage of Medicare and continues to this day.
Progressives like Sen. Verney’s Barney Sanders is still pushing for government-run healthcare options for young Americans, which Biden does not support.
How else can it be done?
This is bad news for other issues that need attention, such as climate change, which is rapidly changing the world, and immigration, which multiple presidents have tried and failed to address in a big way.
Can the ACA pass today?
It was actually the same Congress that passed the Affordable Care Act that passed a large portion of the Climate Change Act through the House. It failed in the Senate.