If there’s anything Republicans love more than wasting tax payer money to play Benghazi Bingo, it’s trying to kill Obamacare. For instance, Republicans voted a whopping 54 times to repeal Obamacare in four years. Surviving a presidential election and two major Supreme Court decisions, it’s safe to say that Obamacare won’t be visiting a death panel anytime soon.
While there still exists with Obamacare and some tweaks need to be made, the ACA continues to exceed expectations and work as intended. The loudest opponents of Obamacare were praying to Ronald Reagan that the U.S. Supreme Court would vote to kill the federal subsidies; however, in a 6-3 ruling, the justices did the total opposite. Republicans can snort all the Koch they want, but the fact remains that they can no longer rely on Obamacare being very unpopular. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Soon after the Supreme Court in late June turned back a second legal challenge to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, a Gallup Poll showed Americans’ approval of the ACA rise to 47 percent, the largest level since 2012. Moreover, disapproval for ACA in the poll was at 48 percent, meaning that Obamacare is evenly split among Americans.
But the part of the poll that’s just ever-so hilarious and satisfying is when it came to Americans support for this GOP-led Congress.
The Gallup poll found American support for the GOP-led Congress at 17 percent, which is actually not bad considering most would think they were hovering around Ebola or Herpes numbers. But seriously, the ACA is now more than three times more popular than the Republican Congress. Of course one has to wonder where all this disapproval was last November, but it definitely shows how far President Obama’s signature healthcare plan has come.
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