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Poll: Just 19% think they will be better off under Obamacare

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In a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll, just 19 percent of responders said they felt their families would be better off under Obamacare, the lowest since October 2011. Thirty-three percent felt they would be worse off under the new law. The numbers shift to slightly more favorable when asked if the law would benefit the country as a whole, with 31 percent saying it would be better off but 40 percent saying it would be worse off.

Respondents believe that 45 percent of people with pre-existing conditions and 48 percent of uninsured people will be better off under Obamacare, compared with 27 percent and 30 percent being worse off, respectively. However, the numbers switch again when asked whether people who buy health insurance on their own would be better off, with 31 percent saying they would be better off and 39 percent saying they would be worse off.

Overall, those polled had an unfavorable view of the law (43 percent), including 30 percent who has a very unfavorable view. Just 35 percent has a favorable view of Obamacare, and only 15 percent had a very favorable view. Of those that had an unfavorable view, 77 percent said it was because the law goes too far.

Obamacare was passed three years ago, and despite claims that people would grow to like the legislation as they learned more about it it, it remains as unpopular as ever.

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