Three-Part Health Care Blog Series Revisited

With today being the final day of open enrollment in Obamacare, we thought it was important to take another look at our three-part health care blog series posted earlier this month.

The topics covered include:

  • Looking at how health care will impact the 2014 mid-term elections;
  • Understanding voter attitudes about the ACA beyond just overall support or opposition; and,
  • Examining how voters perceive the ACA is impacting their lives in the 1st quarter of 2014.

Some of the key highlights from these blogs are:

  • Voters report that a candidate’s position on the health care law will be a factor in determining how they will vote.
  • Voters have an initial negative reaction to the health care law with stronger opposition to the health care law than support, but this does not tell the whole story about how voters are feeling about the ACA.
  • Although voters believe the health care law is benefitting people with pre-existing conditions and the uninsured, they do not see the law as having much positive impact on them personally.  In fact, voters say they are feeling the squeeze financially. Pluralities of voters report their health care costs have increased because of the law.

Please click on the links below to access the three-part health care blog series:

Public Opinion Strategies