The Affordable Care Act is now operational and the public has an opinion on it. The impact of this act is something that a lot of people are talking about and remains an object of debate Should Congress do something to change the law that was put into effect? A poll on how people feel about the new law was conducted to find out exactly what people think about the new health-care act.
The poll was conducted in December 2013, and here is what was discovered:
- 13 percent increase from Democrats are now in support for the ACA, but there has been no change in overall support of the ACA from the November poll.
- 34 percent have a positive view of the ACA, while 48 percent have an negative view.
- There is a new high for Americans that are expecting to see no personal impact from the law on the polls, and now it is close to being half of the public.
- The public feels that there is going to be more negative that comes from this law such as an increase in the public deficit and losing insurance coverage, rather than positive such as lowering costs for seniors or providing rebates for consumers that spent a lot on administration for their health-care coverage.
- The public has split opinions on what Congress should do about this new law, with around four in 10 wanting the law to be kept as it is or to be expanded upon, while the rest want it to be repealed and replaced.