by Todd Beamon
April 29, 2014
More Americans think the quality of care they're receiving is worse under Obamacare rather than better — and nearly half said their healthcare costs were rising under the new law, a new survey reports.
The Washington Post-ABC News survey showed that 29 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed said that their care is getting worse under the Affordable Care Act. Only 14 percent say coverage is better, while 53 percent said it has remained the same.
In addition, 47 percent responded their health costs were rising under Obamacare, compared with only 8 percent saying that their expenses were declining.
A whopping 57 percent of those polled said they disapproved of how President Barack Obama has handled his signature domestic policy achievement, with only 37 percent saying they approved of the president's execution of his plan.
Regarding overall healthcare costs, 58 percent said they are on the rise. That compared to only 11 percent who said costs were going down.
And 44 percent of those polled said the nation's healthcare system overall is getting worse, compared to 24 percent who said it was improving. Only 29 percent said the system was about the same.
In other questions regarding Obamacare, the survey found that 50 percent said getting the healthcare law off the ground and running was going worse than they expected. Forty-one percent said it exceeded expectations.
The poll found 48 percent of the Americans surveyed by the news organizations said they oppose the law, compared to 44 percent who support it.
The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted April 24-27. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.
Full breakdown of the poll:http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/04/29/National-Politics/Polling/release_342.xml