The Obama Administration keeps defending the Affordable Care Act, but a majority of Americans still disapprove according to a new poll.
In a Gallup Poll released Tuesday, 51% of Americans said they disapprove of the Affordable Care Act and 41% said they approve. While the disapproval is still high, it is a slight improvement from Gallup’s poll last month which revealed 54% disapprove and 38% approve of the law.
“Even if the Affordable Care Act fulfills its purpose of improving the overall health of the nation by expanding individuals’ access to insurance, public opinion of the law itself remains sickly,” Gallup data says. “Americans’ disapproval of the law has declined slightly since its peak late last year during the flawed rollout of the federal health exchange website, but a majority still disapprove of the law, and few believe it will make their current or future healthcare situation better.
According to the poll, 64% of Americans still say the law has had no effect on either them or their family, while 19% say it has hurt them and 13% say it has helped them.
The poll came out as the Congressional Budget Office Report was released. The CBO revealed the healthcare law would mean Americans no longer have to rely on their employer for health care resulting in workers choosing to leave the labor force over the next three years. Instead workers will now gain insurance subsidies to use the Federal and State exchanges.