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  • New Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Say Obamacare Is Poorly Performing

    AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

    AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

    Roughly two-thirds of Americans polled in a new survey by the Associated Press-GfK say the health law isn’t doing well. Of the respondents who have tried, or live with someone who tried  to sign up for health coverage through Obamacare’s state or federal-run insurance exchanges, 71 percent had problems, the AP said in a news article about the poll.

    “Only 4 percent said things were going extremely or very well, while another 17 percent said things were going somewhat well,” AP reporters Jennifer Agiesta and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar wrote.

    The AP-GfK poll, which involved online interviews with 1,060 adults from January 17-21, mirrors other opinion polls that Americans have shown widespread disapproval about Obamacare since it launched last October. The new poll found 42 percent opposed Obamacare, 27 percent supported it, and 30 percent were neutral.

    Among uninsured respondents, there was a more even split with 33 percent opposing the law and 30 percent supporting it, the AP article said.

    The Obama administration has roughly two months left before the March 31 deadline to meet its goal of enrolling 7 million Americans on the exchange, which it has said initially it needed to make the program viable. Administration officials announced Friday that 3 million Americans had signed up for private insurance coverage.

    But the White House hasn’t reported how many of those enrollees have actually paid for the initial premium of their new health plans, Fiscal Times writer Brianna Ehley noted.

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