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Polls Show That People Care Obamacare Cares

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Finally, something other than a love for pizza has brought Americans together. Happiness over their health coverage with the Affordable Care Act. Go figure.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was the homestretch for Obamacare enrollment, with the deadline to sign up without penalty arriving tomorrow. On Thursday, the White House announced that enrollments had exceeded the CBO's estimate of 6 million. No doubt, furious debate over the program will continue into the midterm election, even as one poll finds 53 percent of Americans are tired of the endless back and forth. But now that this phase is done, how about instead of debating health insurance we focus on actual health care? Let's start with the fact that 75 percent of health care spending, and two-thirds of doctor visits, are for preventable chronic stress-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. As important as it is, extending access to a flawed notion of health care isn't enough. Sick care is a lot more expensive than true health care. So what if we now redirect all this energy into finding ways to prevent as many people as possible from needing treatment, whether they have insurance or not?

Mark Blumenthal

Obamacare Polls Show Why Ted Cruz Is Wrong | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his marathon speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) repeatedly invoked the will of "the American p...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Still Don't Understand Obamacare: Polls | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act is more unpopular than ever, with those who disapprove divided over whether the law should be reformed or scrapped, according ...

Poll Signals Tough News For Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - A majority of Americans say President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul will make thi...