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Obamacare’s Effects


The Kaiser Family Foundation has been surveying American attitudes about the Affordable Care Act since before its passage in 2010. In its latest poll, views about the law were more negative than positive, as they have been for several years. Thirty-four percent of adults polled had a favorable view of the law, and 48 percent an unfavorable view (including 36 percent with a very unfavorable view). In another question, 11 percent said their family had benefited from the law. Twenty-six percent said their family had been negatively affected by it.