The media narrative around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is badly misleading. If we were to believe that narrative, Obamacare is unpopular. This is true insofar as more people say they do not support it than support it. But, some people do not support it because it does not go far enough in providing a public option or universal health insurance coverage; more people support Obamacare or a more comprehensive system than oppose the law. More importantly, there is overwhelming support for Obamacare’s coverage expansions, even if people have a negative feeling towards the moniker.
The narrative should read that there is a great hunger for the expanded health insurance coverage of Obamacare (footnote: Democrats bad at branding and messaging). CONT.
Tobias Konitzer, Sam Corbett-Davies & David Rothschild, PredictWise