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Uninsured Americans aren't feeling the Affordable Care Act

Published: Friday, Jan. 31 2014 9:26 a.m. MST

Dr. Nadya Hasham, a professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, examines Glenn Johnson at the Touro College Family Health Center on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Harlem, N.Y. The clinic provides affordable healthcare daily for one hundred individuals on average, according to a spokesperson, and accepts all walk-ins including the uninsured. 2,886,000 state residents are uninsured, or about 15 percent, but stand to benefit from the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the healthcare law. "I don't have a problem with president's plan," said Johnson. "Healthcare should be for everybody." The Washington Post recently reported that 49 percent of uninsured Americans aren't in favor of the health care law.

Bebeto Matthews, Associated Press

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Uninsured Americans aren’t exactly portraying positive feelings toward the Affordable Care Act, according to The Washington Post. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation explained that 47 percent of uninsured Americans don’t favor the health care law, with 24 percent saying “they liked it,” according to The Washington Post. In December 2013, 43 percent of the uninsured disliked the law, and 36 percent were in favor of it, showing an increase in “negative views,” The Washington Post reported.

“Among all Americans, the sentiment was also negative, with 50 percent holding unfavorable views of the law and 34 percent supporting it,” The Washington Post reported. “Views on the law have not been even since the end of 2012. Despite this, just 38 percent of the public wants the law to be repealed.”

Read the full article at washingtonpost.com.

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