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November 22, 2014

Majority Not Impacted by Obamacare

A new Gallup poll reports that “69%, say the [healthcare] law, so far, has not had an effect on them … More Americans say the law has hurt (19%) rather than helped (9%) their family, a slightly larger gap than was found last year.”

“A much higher percentage [(41%)] expect that it will affect them in the long run … Roughly … 20%, say the law will improve their healthcare situation.” This gap is the largest to date.

Implications: “First, the law has not to this point directly touched most Americans or affected their health insurance status in any way. Second, despite that fact, they generally do not view the law positively.”

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