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  •  Suggests a wash either way (6+ / 0-)

    Especially when GOP efforts to "replace" come in at 47-49 oppose (46-50 RV).

    The problem is opposition is stronger than support.

    "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

    by conspiracy on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 12:43:20 PM PDT

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    •  Wouldn't say that (1+ / 0-)
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      MetroGnome

      The true believers are always going to form a large bloc. And those of us in the reality-based community know that Obamacare is not perfect and needs to have several huge fixes implemented. I'd also put "somewhat support" in a poll.

      TX-17 (Bill Flores-R), TX Sen-14 (Kirk Watson-D), TX HD-50 (Celia Israel-D). Senate ratings map (as of 3/10/14)

      by Le Champignon on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 12:51:31 PM PDT

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    •  Still has time to improve further perhaps. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      •  I certainly can't imagine it getting worse (2+ / 0-)
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        sulthernao, MetroGnome

        The hard part - the rollout - is over. Now we're at seven million, give or take, and that's just the private enrollments through the exchange. There are millions more, such as the sub-26ers, the off-exchange private enrollments, and of course the Medicaid expansion.

        At this point, short of a disastrous ruling against the federal exchange subsidies, what could go wrong that could turn all those enrollments into a negative? Things are about to get much, much better for Obamacare.

        TX-17 (Bill Flores-R), TX Sen-14 (Kirk Watson-D), TX HD-50 (Celia Israel-D). Senate ratings map (as of 3/10/14)

        by Le Champignon on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 01:05:28 PM PDT

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        •  It can easily get worse. (5+ / 0-)
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          jj32, bythesea, sulthernao, LordMike, MichaelNY

          I'm not saying it definitely will, but any sort of frustrations people have with our health care and insurance systems can be blamed on the ACA. It might all be bullshit, but that's not going to stop the other side. See this post for examples of why.

          Over time, I'd expect this sort of thing to not be such a big deal, even if it's even a factor nearly as much as I worry it might be. But I wouldn't be surprised to see some negative reactions to what are completely ordinary developments, like rate increases, that are conveniently blamed on Obamacare.

          "[Buffett] would much rather be idolized by porn stars and college students and prisoners [trying to turn around their lives] than by a bunch of rich businessmen [angry over his attacks on their plutocratic mentality]--The Snowball

          by bjssp on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 01:10:44 PM PDT

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          •  Their whole MO is to ignore the facts (4+ / 0-)
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            And make stuff up that suits their pre-conceived ideological persuasions. Global warming is a hoax. The polls are skewed. Enrolments mean nothing.

            "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

            by conspiracy on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 01:14:59 PM PDT

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