President Barack Obama believes that if he repeats the lie often enough, people will start to believe it. He’s made endless overtures in which he repeats the refrain that ObamaCare is "working pretty well in the real world."
Well, despite what President Obama and his apologists say, the public just isn’t buying it. More than ever before, Americans say that ObamaCare has hurt their families, according to a poll released by Gallup on Wednesday. The data show that 27 percent of Americans say that the law has hurt their families, up from 19 percent at the beginning of the year.
Gallup also shows that the more Americans learn about ObamaCare, the more likely they are to have a negative view of its impact. In December 2013, for example, 69 percent of said the law had no effect on their families. That figure, however, has plunged to 54 percent. And overall, 53 percent disapprove of ObamaCare, while 41 percent approve.
Though President Obama continues to push the narrative that ObamaCare is "working," 46 percent of Americans believe that ObamaCare will make healthcare worse in the United States, while 36 percent say it’ll make the situation better.
It takes a lot of gumption to suggest that ObamaCare is "working," considering the price that Americans have paid for it. President Obama promised that health insurance premiums would fall by $2,500. That didn’t happen. He said that "if you like your plan, you can keep it." In reality, millions of Americans lost their health insurance at the end of 2013 and more will lose their coverage this year. He also promised an Amazon.com-like shopping experience for consumers who, under threat of a punitive tax, bought health plans on the federal Exchange, HealthCare.gov. Yeah, false.
It’s no wonder why Americans have such a negative view of ObamaCare. They know it’s not working. They see through unicorns and fairy dust on which this law was sold.