And that’s before they even experienced it. Somewhere Bill Clinton is saying, “I told you so.”
A record number of voters want the 2010 Affordable Care Act repealed entirely, while sizable majorities say they are worried about their health care under the new law and expect their medical costs will go up, according to a new Fox News poll.
The poll, released Wednesday, finds that 58 percent of voters favor repealing all (39 percent) or some (19 percent) of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. Another 19 percent would leave the law as is, while 17 percent would expand its coverage further…
A 62-percent majority of independents favors repealing at least some of the law.
When everyone hates your signature legislative achievement, what is your legacy exactly?
Nearly three times as many voters say the health care law makes them feel more worried (66 percent) rather than reassured (23 percent). And the anxiety is rising — the number feeling worried is up 15 percentage points since July 2012, soon after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the law constitutional last year. Concern is widespread, as more than 60 percent in every age group feel worried about their health care in the future. It peaks at 70 percent among those ages 65 and over. Overall, 65 percent of voters think their health care costs will increase under the law. Few — eight percent — say their costs will go down, while 24 percent thinks costs will stay about the same.
But I’m sure that will go away once the death panels kick in.