Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The White House’s Obamacare victory lap looking more like a false start

The Washington Post reports:
Democrats have been claiming a turning point in the battle over Obamacare for the better part of the last month. First came the news that 8 million people had signed up -- exceeding the law's goals -- and then came the Congressional Budget Office report that its cost estimates are decreasing.

President Obama even took something of a victory lap, declaring the debate over his signature health-care law over.

When it comes to the American people, though, there has been basically zero rallying effect. And in fact, they still expect Obamacare to do significantly more harm than good -- in about the same proportions as before.

As we have noted, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows approval of the law and of Obama's implementation of it have dropped after a momentary boost. Americans disapprove of the law overall 48-44 and disapprove of Obama's implementation 57-37.
The struggles of socialism.