Obamacare is hardly an unqualified success, but the folks who want to return to the status quo are clearly not a majority, despite the current caterwauling. Interesting stuff via a CNN/ORC poll:
A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates nearly six in 10 Americans oppose the national health care law, but some give the Affordable Care Act a thumbs down because it isn’t liberal enough.
…41% say they oppose the law because they think it’s too liberal, with 14% saying the measure doesn’t go far enough. That means that 54% either support Obamacare, or say it’s not liberal enough.
Will the current problems faced by Obamacare be eventually solved?
Fifty-four percent express optimism on this question, with 45% saying that Obamacare’s flaws will never be fixed.
Count me among the 14 percent. Obamacare is a weird cobbling together of Republican ideas and Democratic ideas, and its end result of sending more people into the cozy arms of the broken health insurance industry isn’t going to reap good results in the end.
There’s a solution to all of this out there, but this is a Band Aid at best. Should be interesting to watch.