According to a recent poll by Pew Research, President Barack Obama’s overall job approval rating is tanking. While the president is seeing better marks for his handling of the economy, he is facing growing disapproval in a number of areas, including health care.
According to the report:
Obama also gets negative ratings on health care policy (37% approve, 59% disapprove). In January, views of Obama’s handling of health care policy were mixed (45% approved, 47% disapproved).
And there should be no surprise when the health care numbers tank even further in the future. The only questions is: How much worse will it get?
Millions of Americans are learning that: their individual and small group policies are being cancelled due to ObamaCare; the cost of going into the ObamaCare exchange will increase insurance costs and/or reduce access to providers for many; and heathcare.gov remains glitch-ridden.
But other serious problems are lurking.
The president misled, at best, the American people when he repeatedly promised that if “you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” Not only was that untrue, but the administration also had predicted back in 2010 that 93 million
would be losing their individual and group coverage as a result of the new law.
And given the low functionality of the ObamaCare websites coupled with the fact that millions across the country could lose their individual market health insurance policy, the country could be hurled into a situation where the number of uninsured actually increases under ObamaCare. The country is just starting to feel the real-life effects of the president’s sweeping health care coverage scheme.
The underlying reality is that these effects are only the beginning. Even if the website is up and running, other new problems will continue to emerge. For example, massive website security breaches due to lax security controls and the realization that health plans available under the exchange often force patients into coverage with fewer hospital and doctor choices will only make this new health insurance scheme even more unpopular.
The sliding popularity of ObamaCare is no glitch. It is merely a preview of what is in store for all of us.