Health act’s troubled rollout hammers popular support

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 25 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7058
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Complaints by consumers that they had their health insurance canceled, despite President Barack Obama’s oft repeated promise that Americans could keep their plans if they liked them, as well as reports of the health insurance exchange website’s botched rollout, have hammered popular support for the Affordable Care Act, a new poll has indicated.1

In the poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half, 49%, of those surveyed said that they now had an unfavorable view of the law, up five points from the …

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