Health Care Overhaul Is Still No Hit With Public
WASHINGTON — On the day President Obama took the final step in turning the Affordable Care Act into law, his senior adviser, David Axelrod, predicted the public would eventually embrace his ambitious effort at health care reform.
People have not seen the benefits of this law yet - many elements of this law still haven’t been phased in. In the meantime, premiums have been skyrocketing. It’s hard for people to think kindly about something that has yet to show any major improvements in their own coverage while the cost of that coverage keeps increasing. It would be nice if the insurance regulators would stop allowing so many rate hikes. It would also be nice if we had gotten single payer health care, but that’s another discussion entirely.