UNinsured people hate Obamacare!

December 13, 2013


Obamacare has lost the uninsured. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released this week asked uninsured individuals whether or not they thought the law was a good idea. Just 24 percent said they thought it was. In contrast, half the uninsured polled said they thought it was a bad idea. As the Journal points out, that represents an 11 point drop in support for the law amongst the uninsured since September. The same poll also finds that 56 percent of the uninsured believe the law will have a negative effect on the U.S. health care system.

6 Responses to UNinsured people hate Obamacare!

  1. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Let’s go back to basics.
    This hotair link quotes from a Politico article. The effort used to hatch the idea of ObamaCare appears similar to the level of effort, and attention to detail, expended to create the website…in other words, very very little. Perhaps uninsured people can sense that.
    “Soon-to-be-candidate Obama, then an Illinois senator, was thinking about turning down an invitation to speak at a big health care conference … when two aides, Robert Gibbs and Jon Favreau, hit on an idea that would make him appear more prepared and committed than he actually was at the moment.
    Why not just announce his intention to pass universal health care by the end of his first term?…
    “We needed something to say,” recalled one of the advisers involved in the discussion. “I can’t tell you how little thought was given to that other than it sounded good.”"

  2. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

    More people who hate ObamaCare. New York City Dems.
    Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they may have to pay more to get comparable coverage, if they can find it. …
    Ms. Meinwald, the lawyer, said she was a lifelong Democrat who still supported better health care for all, but had she known what was in store for her, she would have voted for Mitt Romney. …
    “We are the Obama people,” said Camille Sweeney, a New York writer and member of the Authors Guild. Her insurance is being canceled, and she is dismayed that neither her pediatrician nor her general practitioner appears to be on the exchange plans.

  3. allie on December 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

    For the low information voters, health “insurance” does not always equate to health “care”. If insurance does not pay enough, providers will not accept. Years ago, as a medical secretary in a pediatric cardiology practice, it was almost impossible to pre-cert procedures or hospitalizations with a certain insurance company. At that time that insurance company was a large insurer, but not so much now. Because they did not pay what the true costs were they were not accepted by a lot of providers. The consequence being they were unable to sell their policies. You are already seeing the same things happening with Medicaid. The more people on Medicaid, they fewer providers will accept those patients. Where does this leave these people needing care? Out in the cold. Like any other business, hospitals and physicians will not and cannot stay in business by losing money. The federal government may force hospitals to accept medicaid patients, but they cannot order physicians to stay in practice.
    Unintended consequences, who knows? Does having health “insurance” automatically mean health “care”? No, they are not the same thing.

    • Dylan Felts on December 30, 2013 at 6:20 am

      This is what I’ve been saying since O care took center stage. Having health ‘insurance’ does not equate to actual health ‘care’. Two entirely different breed of cat. The majority of customers trying to access the product O care are shunted to Medicaid. In my area Medicaid is 50 miles away and an all day wait. Our ER is full of people who demand service because it is free to them. I know people who have been referred to private physicians for treatment. They wait a few days and trot back to the ER for whatever service they were told a private physician should perform. After all, it’s free for them and that’s all they care about.

  4. Knighthawk on December 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    “Ms. Meinwald, the lawyer, said she was a lifelong Democrat who still supported better health care for all, but had she known what was in store for her, she would have voted for Mitt Romney”

    BS. It was all there for her to see before hand, let her embrace the suck for which she voted.

  5. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

    If private companies mess you up, there is legal recourse. Not so much the case when gov does it.

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