A new survey shows that more than half of Republicans are under the impression that the Affordable Care Act is increasing the number of people with health insurance, with a fifth of the respondents even claiming that the law has actually reduced the number of people with coverage.
From the Huffington Post:
But the most revealing part of the YouGov poll was a more specific question about how people perceive the Affordable Care Act’s performance — specifically, whether respondents think the number of people with insurance has increased, remained the same, or fallen over the last 12 months.
The question is revealing because it broke out response by partisan identification. Among Democrats, 77 percent said the number of people with insurance had risen, while just 9 percent said it had decreased. But among Republicans, just 43 percent thought the number of people with insurance had increased, while 21 percent said it had decreased.
Experts, along with every major study, have demonstrated that the amount of people with health insurance has risen substantially since the law was enacted.