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I'm a Democrat in California, basic lefty, voted for Obama, in my third year of Obamacare. And I'll definitely be voting for Trump because of it, assuming Sanders doesn't win. I think it's horrible in all ways, couldn't loathe it more. Don't want the people responsible for it in charge of anything under any conditions. And I fear I have a lot of company. It's really bad, really bad, and my understanding is that it's much better in CA than in most other places. And there will be very significant premium increases next year, right before the election, as well as a jump in the penalty for not signing up. Everyone keeps ignoring this, ignoring six years of polls showing how unpopular it is.
by mikep on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 02:48:36 PM EST
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It is surely worse than a proper full coverage system, but could you go into details on what makes it horrible, especially in comparison to no insurance at all?

The only point you made is the Republican talking point about polls, which is a red herring: what would count here is not the views of the general public (which is heavily coloured by party politics), but the views of those directly affected. When 43% of voters believe the unemployment rate has increased while Obama was President, it's no wonder if a similar percentage takes its view of Obamacare from Fox News.

I also wonder how your distaste for Obamacare can trump all other issues and make you vote for a misogynist racist warmonger scam artist trust fund baby. He may take semi-progressive views on health care or tariffs on the campaign trail, but his only real economic policy is tax cuts.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 05:12:45 AM EST
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Here is an interesting in-depth analysis of the meaning of Obamacare polls from last year (unfortunately, but typpically for Third Millennium USA, mostly an analysis of delusions).
Also, even in the general population, just how unpopular is Obamacare?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 05:23:28 AM EST
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