Chart of the day
November 13, 2012 Leave a comment
Via Sarah Kliff at Wonkblog:
The Kaiser Family Foundation polled Americans last week, right after the election, asking what they want to see happen next with the health-care law. Most notably, they saw support for repeal plummet to an all-time low.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t exactly Americans gravitating toward the health-care law: Support for expanding the law or keeping it as is held steady at 49 percent. Those who no longer support repeal seem to have drifted into the “don’t know” category, about what should happen next.
In a lot of ways, this reflects larger shifts in thinking about the health-care law in the wake of President Obama’s reelection. There’s a general acknowledgement that the law, whose main components roll out in 2014, is here to stay.
I’d certainly say that’s a positive development. And, once all these people realize that this is not a dreaded socialist takeover and that the law is really not going away, this number will continue to decline. Someday, it will be just as accepted as Medicare.