Continued nonsense polling in the run-up to Obamacare Market Exchange “open enrollment”

This time, NBC/Wall Street Journal.

The problem I have with this polling is that they ask a large number of uninformed respondents what they think about a new government law that’s been so demonized by the Southerner-dominated Republican Party. You might as well ask what that group feels about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, that the South overwhelmingly opposed.

When the polling is so slanted that way, it’s no doubt that the result will come back to say “controversial”.

The public is only going to know where people actually stand on Obamacare once the Open Enrollment period begins. That’s really the time when people who aren’t in-the-know now, and can benefit, will find out how. Also, in January 2014, when the coverage is active, the people who already have coverage will find that very little has changed. What changes that have happened for those people have already happened. That is, no lifetime limits, refund of charges above a certain administrative allowance, coverage of young adults on the parent’s policy to age 26, etc. Closing of the “doughnut hole” in Medicare Part D. By the way, the public does not associate these popular changes with the Obamacare law—but that’s where they came from! They think that the insurance companies did those willingly.

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