President Obama won, but Obamacare didn't

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    During the campaign, President Barack Obama minimized discussion of his first term’s most consequential new law: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or what’s commonly referred to as Obamacare.

    That was no accident. Undoubtedly, the campaign knew that Obamacare is, as it always has been, deeply unpopular with the American people. In fact, Obamacare epitomizes the public’s greatest concerns about this administration: the massive expansion of government and failure to deliver a new era of post-partisanship to Washington, since the law was jammed through using a party line vote and every available legislative trick. Bringing up health care risked stirring the passions that fueled the tea party’s rise and the Democrats’ defeat in 2010.

    Just a quarter, or 26 percent of those surveyed by the polling company on Election Day supported implementing Obamacare completely. Even less than half (48 percent) of self-identified Democrats want full implementation, suggesting that the health care law remains a liability, even within the president’s party.

    Forty-three percent of voters surveyed want Congress to either “just repeal the law” (30 percent) or move toward repeal, while pursuing other measures - including defunding, amending, and blocking - to prevent its implementation (13 percent). Another quarter (23 percent) favor amending the law, rather than full repeal.

    When asked specifically about the role health care played in determining their vote, two-thirds (67 percent) of voters said it was “very important” that the candidates they supported want to “repeal and then replace” the new health care law.


    Indeed, the Obamacare experience could become a teaching moment for conservatives to demonstrate more broadly how big government, burdensome regulations, and high taxes are the enemy of job creation, and are particularly devastating to the country’s most vulnerable workers, including those who work part-time or hold low-wage positions. Other survey research has shown that economic literacy - an understanding of key facts about the economy and public policies’ impact - is associated with greater support for limited government and economic liberty.

    Republicans shouldn’t let Obamacare’s crash course on the unintended consequences of government meddling go unheard. With the American people already instinctively wary of Obamacare, they are primed to hear more about the law’s ill effects and the reasons why our country can’t afford to let this massive government initiative become a permanent drag on our economy.
    As the political class is still sifting through the election data, there is one finding that should be clear: Obama may have won the support of a majority of Americans in 2012, but Obamacare didn’t.




    Read more: Opinion: President Obama won, but Obamacare didn't - Carrie Lukas - POLITICO.com
     
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    Sure looks like Obamacare won.
     
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    Yes it did, even though Obama actually did talk about ACA all over the place and Romney ran mainly on killing it with great pleasure.
     
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    Romney vowed to repeal Obamacare on his first day of office

    He lost
     
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    I think in the end we will all wish he had won and was able to repeal it.
     
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    beretta comes up with really super interesting ideas.
     

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