Poll: 19 Percent of Americans Believe They’ll Be Better Off Under Obamacare

by Lindsey Grudnicki

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that only 19 percent of Americans believe that they will be better off under the Affordable Care Act.

The number of citizens who anticipate benefiting from the 2010 health-care reform has declined dramatically since September of last year, when 31 percent believed they personally would be better off.

Using a sample demographic that matched estimates for the national population, Kaiser also asked participants whether they thought the country as a whole would benefit from the ACA. Thirty-one percent responded that the country would be better off, while 40 percent answered that the nation would be worse off once the law goes into effect.

Thirty-five percent of those polled stated that they had a “very unfavorable” view of Obamacare, and only 21 percent answered that they had a “very favorable” opinion of the law.

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