Women declare War on Obamacare
“Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.”
Oh, the irony.
The President who was elected in substantial part because his campaign relentlessly attacked Republicans as having a War on Women, is now seeing his signature achievement undermined by a War on Obamacare declared by Women.
CNN reports, CNN Poll: Health care law support drops to all-time low:
Support for the country’s new health care law has dropped to a record low, according to a new national poll.
And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicates that most Americans predict that the Affordable Care Act will actually result in higher prices for their own medical care.
CNN/ORC International survey full results
Only 35% of those questioned in the poll say they support the health care law, a 5-point drop in less than a month. Sixty-two percent say they oppose the law, up four points from November.
Nearly all of the newfound opposition is coming from women.
“Opposition to Obamacare rose six points among women, from 54% in November to 60% now, while opinion of the new law remained virtually unchanged among men,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “That’s bad news for an administration that is reaching out to moms across the country in an effort to make Obamacare a success.”
More over, of those opposing, only a small minority (15%) think the law is not liberal enough; almost three times more people oppose because the law is too liberal. The “you can keep your plan and your doctor” claim is not winning hearts and minds:
The survey also indicates that 42% say they will be personally worse off under Obamacare, with 16% saying the law will help them, and four in 10 saying it will have no effect on them.
Just over six in 10 say they believe they will be able to receive care from the same doctors that they now use, with 35% saying they will not be able to see the same doctors.
It’s part of a trend. Gallup reports that far more people see Obamacare as Obama’s greatest failure (36%) than his greatest achievement (22%).
The law is getting less popular, not more popular. Democrats are scared. Democratic senator says Obamacare could have ‘meltdown,’ hurt party:
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has urged delaying a penalty for people who do not enroll for health insurance in 2014 under the law, told CNN that a transitional year was needed for the complex healthcare program, commonly known as Obamacare, to work.
“If it’s so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if the coverage is not as good as what we had, you’ve got a complete meltdown at that time,” Manchin told CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
“It falls of its own weight, if basically the cost becomes more than we can absorb, absolutely.”
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Fickle bunch; that fairer sex… seems they take exception to having their perfectly good policies cancelled so there could be a marketplace of total crap to serve a bunch of people (most of) whom chose not to buy insurance in the first place.
When it comes to being benevolent to the nameless/faceless vs providing for your own household, the household wins.
Women are in charge of the household budget. They are starting to realize that ObamaCare means they have a new car payment – but no car. They have to find an extra $500 a month to pay for it.
That means no braces for Junior. No more vacations. Have to keep driving the old mini-van. And, a lot more hamburger helper in the future.
but hey! they get ‘free’ birth control pills!
And trans-gender surgery. Don’t forget the free trans-gender surgery. Never know when that’ll come in handy…
Blanket insults against all women don’t help your cause.
Many women, self included, were vehemently opposed to Obamacare. I was banned from a well known Democratic website (on fake “homophobia” charges [I used the term “getting your panties in a bunch”]) for pointing out that there were no cost controls in Obamacare. That alone was enough to shelve the damned thing, even if you weren’t philosophically opposed to government health insurance (which I was).
From what I have read since, the female demographic is not at all homogenous. Married women, who do handle household budgets, tend to vote Republican. They also have more of a household budget to handle, since married couples, in general, create and have more wealth than singles, especially single women.
Most single/divorced women, on the other hand, are either low income (and were looking for the subsidy) or figured their plan would be grandfathered in, as Obama implied time and time again.
What should men take from all this?
First, if you leave your ex-wife and/or children without adequate child support, they’re going to go to the government and it will come out of your pocket anyway.
Second, if you screw around without protection and produce children with women you are not married to, they will go to the government anyway, etc. etc.
Third, if you’re Republican and you trash women, it’s your fault when women then go to the Democrats who will speak sweet nothings and take everything they–and you–own.
The statistics do not necessarily support your views. It may be true generally that married women tend toward the GOP but it depends on where you take that survey. My experience is that women who run the family tend to be liberal and feelings-driven. When the man is the authority of the family, the GOP may have a slight advantage.
Do not overlook the tea party and the liberty-type orgs. They are virtually all conservative and do not take kindly to milk-toast politicians, preferring to stay home rather than violate their principles.
Jugears rode a coalition of non-thinking dazzled voters into the White House. You may not like being lumped in but there are exceptions and you are one. Don’t allow yourself to be owned by some perverted political viewpoints regarding your genitalia. And don’t defend the indefensible.
Just my opinion. YMMV.
Women tend to go to doctors more than men and appreciate how hard it can be to find one to trust because they listen. Women also tend to take political promises personally. They were promised they could keep their doctors. Now it turns out they can keep their doctors if they pay a lot more to do so.
Hell hath no fury like a woman who learns she was fed a lie.
And even when the do pay more, there is a decent chance they will lose their doctors anyway. A lot of the networks are pretty narrow. And what happens when you travel? Often little if any out-of-state coverage. Prescription coverage is very narrow in even some of the best policies.
Women have been lied to by Democrats since, oh, the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Still waiting to see that “fury” at the ballot box.
Year after year and election after election, women provide the margin of victory for nearly every Democrat who wins an election in the United States.
So, then, lying to women seems to have been a profitable exercise for Democrats so far – and by “so far,” I mean just for the last hundred years.
When does the “fury” part come, again?
You mean just like they lie to Blacks in this country every election.
They don’t care. This is about time and the slow grinding oppression of the State. They have time and the media on their side. Moreover, they have the power of unimaginability. The establishment Right still can’t imagine, conceive that the Left is attempting transform us into East Germany. To do so would entail acceptance of the consequences and a response. They can’t do that.
…or into “North Korea.”
Yet no one allowed themselves to be lied to in such numbers and with such fervent eagerness than the woman voter. I remember conversations five years ago with my affluently middle-class Marxist sister-in-law about how Obama was going to save the sick people and rescue the corrupt medical industry. She voted for him again in 2012.
and never did so many help knife Hillary in the back…..
Not all…..but way too many….
Women are usually the ones that understand and keep track of the household’s medical expenses.
Therefore, they are the ones that better understand the extent of Obama’s deception.
And this is only starting. Come January we’ll start hearing about all those who think they are covered, finding out they’re not.
I don’t think The Good Wife would buy Obamacare even though her two-timing husband, a Democrat, would.
Let’s waive Obamacare bye bye.
Wait until they find out there is no healthcare and health insurance in Obamacare.
Don’t think for a minute this will help in the next election cycle.
The Democrats will trot out their usual “war on women” mantra, and they’ll gleefully fall back in line, like having a “get out of rethinking your political affiliations free card”.
Yes, Julia, it was just as you suspected. It was the white, older male GOP that messed up your Obamacare…
The civilization that rises, phoenix-like from our ashes will carefully analyze where we went wrong, and their governing, foundational documents will reflect that analysis. For example, they will most likely notice that rewarding counter-productive behavior and punishing productive behavior led to our ruin, and that this process happens slowly and insidiously.
Personally, I’m hoping the impending collapse presages the rapture so that me and mine can sit this one out.
I’ll have what he ↑ is having!
Sadly, there is no guarantee that the successor civilizations will have learned anything at all, assuming they can even access accurate records when it’s all done. That has not been the case in history.
The Anglo-American attitude of security through trade and spreading democracy is an anomaly in human experience. The default is conquest, suppression, and exploitation. Human history is anything but a tale of steady and ongoing social progress.
It seems far more likely that successor civilizations to ours will revert to what was the status quo for human life for the vast majority of our species’ existence: nasty, brutish, and short.
Sadly, there is no guarantee that the successor civilizations will have learned anything at all
Human nature dictates nothing can be learned from the past. ‘It’s a brave new world…because I am a part of it. It can be made better…because I am in it. I have thoughts and ideas that are unique to all of mankind, because they are mine.’
No, if man were inclined to learn from the past, the adolescent would heed the words of wisdom from their grandparents.
Since they are “smarter” than even their parents teaches us one thing: all lessons must be learned anew, as we live out our lives.
The “gay marriage” movement is a classic example of how the current generation thinks all generations before them were “doing it wrong”. Like all generations before them….they’re hell bent on learning the hard way.
And so it goes…
Spotting the mob of looters coming your way is only 1/3 of the trick. The second third is figuring out how to get out of the path of destruction and the grand prize is figuring out how to profit from it. This like all other failed government programs is no different.
A commie lib friend (acquaintance) of mine lamented earlier this year about a report that the top 5% of American’s got richer in 2012-13. He was so bummed because the rest are suffering. I thanked him for the best news I’d heard all year… because if rich people doing rich people stuff still makes you rich and poor people doing poor people stuff still makes/keeps you poor, America is still alive and well. When the reverse becomes true, set it on fire and let it burn IMO.
I don’t disagree with your comment it has a good amount of truth in it but there was an important element left out and that’s the continual and successful indoctrination of our young by the left. Acceptance of gay marriage is certainly a product of that indoctrination.
Perhaps mothers don’t want their children to grow up to be Pajama boys and girls. Perhaps women are less selfish and more moral than the “war on women” activists would have us believe. Perhaps women are better informed than Democrats would have us believe.
Obamacare is a revenue generation and welfare expansion scheme. It addresses neither affordability nor availability of health care.
Perhaps if women didn’t vote overwhelmingly to re-elect their Secular Savior we’d all be a tad bit more optimistic.
As to the affordability and availability of healthcare under Obamacare….those issues were raised and well known in 2009. They still voted for Obama. Again.
Browndog, I want to know if BaBa WaWa has figured it out yet.
I sometimes think BaBa WaWa is in a race with Jane Fonda to see who can be the (FAKE A&E BLEEPS HERE) in America!
I’ve had a substantial number of women tell me that it was dark day in America when women got the right to vote.
Whazzup wid dat?
My takeaway on that is that simply being a female doesn’t mean thinking rationally is beyond reach. I regularly berate lib males on their invertebrate attitudes, and ,ost agree I’m correct. Whether they try to change is another question.
,ost s/b most. I hate my keyboard. Just saying.
So they are finally (6 six years too late – 2008 to 2013) that a Bro who is a Hoe isn’t what a feminist looks like? (MS Mag can go to bankruptcy!)
Phil Robertson is much more of a feminist than Obama can ever be – with all Obama’s warped opinions and beliefs.
“figuring out” that is!
Too many holiday errands and to-dos on my mind today!
Our best chance to finally defeat ObamaCare is to keep talking about the lies used to promote it.
Because it’s all been a pack of lies: keep your plan, keep your doctor, more people covered, better insurance, $2500 per year savings per family, bending the cost curve down, all lies.
BTW, you will find some lying leftists (sorry for redundancy) claiming the lower inflation in health care costs in recent years is due to ObamaCare and evidence of the “cost curve bending down.” It is a flat-out lie (as usual for those types).
Health care inflation is slowing because of the recession and the housing market collapse. Not only did this economy take away disposable discretionary income from citizens, but the housing crash evaporated the “wealth effect” which led them to spend more overall. It is cutbacks on trips to the doctor and elective procedures by self-paying patients that has resulted in the slowing of price increases. This began before ObamaCare was even passed, much less in effect.
RE: “Because it’s all been a pack of lies: keep your plan, keep your doctor, more people covered, better insurance, $2500 per year savings per family, bending the cost curve down, all lies….”
Obama’s Whole Life has been a pack of lies.
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unless 0bamacare is repealed the USA should start to look like Detroit… given a few odd years or more. …the dems want amercia to be more like the former USSR and have always resented the success people had and the wealthy.
Many women are the prime caregivers for their children and elderly parents. If they lose their doctor, have a change that impacts their kids, or find the cuts to medicare for home health create havoc with parents, you can count on some very severe reactions. The problems with the gov site are nothing compared to what they will see when all of obamacare hits and they will remember “pass the bill now and find out what is in it later” are repeated many times over the holidays and into the new year. I travel in liberal circles and you can bet that there is a lot of democrat negative vibes going on today. This could prove to be a generational change from democrats with women for a very long time.