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The Affordable Care Act at 4


Four years ago, on March 23, the Affordable Care Act became law. In every major new poll, more people oppose than support it. Take the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Eighty-three percent of adults surveyed by the pollsters said they had seen, read, or heard a lot or some about implementation of the Act, a high level of attentiveness. In the poll, 35 percent said the health care law was a good idea but nearly half, 49 percent, said it was a bad one. Of the 49 percent, a whopping 42 percent felt strongly that it was a bad idea.