Public Support for Affordable Care Act Drops to 26%, Poll Finds
Public support of the Affordable Care Act is at 26%, its lowest level since the law passed in 2010, according to an Associated Press/GFK poll released Friday, the AP/Yahoo! News reports (Alonso-Zaldivar/Junius, AP/Yahoo! News, 3/28).
The poll, which surveyed 1,012 randomly selected U.S. adults between March 20 and March 24, found that 26% of respondents support the ACA, down from 39% who favored the law when it was first passed in April 2010. In addition, opposition to the law has dropped seven percentage points since the law was passed, from 43% to 36%. Meanwhile, people who said they neither support nor oppose the law has tripled since April 2010, from 10% to 30% (McLaughlin, Washington Times, 3/28).
Further, the poll found that 13% of respondents think the ACA will be totally repealed, while around 70% believe the law will be implemented with alterations. Nearly 42% of those who believe the law will be changed think the edits will be minor, compared with 30% who think major changes will be made to the ACA (AP/Yahoo! News, 3/28).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.