Obamacare affective disorder
Just an anecdote, but one that I think is illustrative.
I was at a wedding this weekend and saw someone I’ve known for a long time. She’s not a very political person.
She’s a therapist, and she volunteered to several of us how at this holiday time of year, her patients normally complain about family problems.
But this year, all people wanted to talk about was how anxious and worried they were about losing their health care plans, or relatives and friends who were losing their plans. She said the spontaneous voicing of concerns about loss of insurance really took her aback.
Just an anecdote?
Maybe, but it would be consistent with recent polling:
BY THE NUMBERS: Most Americans Not Happy With Obamacare
3 out of 4 say the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has gone poorly
Nearly 50 percent with job-based or private plans say their coverage will be changing for the worse in the next year
4 out of 5 blame Obamacare for unwanted changes in their coverage
69 percent say their premiums are going up
59 percent say their annual deductible or copayments are increasing
14 percent say coverage for spouses is being eliminated
11 percent say their health insurance has been discontinued
60 percent say they disapprove of President Obama’s handling of health care