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4:02 PM, Jan 31, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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The essential argument for the Affordable Care Act was that too many people in the United States did not have health care insurance.  If the law had a natural constituency, then that would logically be those people who were uninsured.  Hence, those who were covered needed to be reassured that, “If you like your plan …”

It was those millions without insurance who would be served and made better off.

Yesterday, as reported by Bruce Drake at Fact Tank, the results of a Kaiser Health tracking poll indicated that:

Among the uninsured, 47% express an unfavorable view of the law compared with 24% who regard it positively. That represents a negative shift since December when views were more divided, with 43% seeing the law unfavorably and 36% seeing it favorably.

Among the overall population, 50 percent view the law unfavorably. Thirty-four percent favorably.

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