A large number of Americans say they oppose “Obamacare” but are supportive of the Affordable Care Act. There’s just one catch: They’re the same thing.
A recent CNBC poll found that 46 percent of respondents said they are opposed to Obamacare, while only 37 percent of the same people taking part in the poll say they oppose the Affordable Care Act.
This shows that the opponents are doing a better job of selling their side to an uninformed public. When asked about individual components to the Affordable Healthcare Act, these same people overwhelmingly want these components. This shows you how easy it is to get people to vote AGAINST their own interests and desires.
Actual lines from the Jimmy Kimmel video:
“So you disagree with Obamacare?”
“Yes, I do.”
“Do you think insurance companies should be able to exclude people with preexisting conditions?”
“Do you agree that young people should be able to stay on their parents’ plans until they’re 26?”
“They should be able to, yes.”
“Do you agree that companies with 50 or more employees should provide healthcare?”
“And so, by that logic, you would be for the Affordable Care Act?”