To judge from media reports, one might believe that Obamacare is hugely popular, as the coverage has largely involved protests against repeal and surging public approval of the Democrat law. In reality, however, public support has dropped to 22% among actual Obamacare customers, according to a survey of 44,200 enrollees that was released last week. That's down from nearly 80% satisfaction just a year ago.
The reason for the sharp decline was higher premiums, worse service and lack of choice. The survey, conducted by Black Book Market Research, found that 96% reported a decline in customer service support, 90% noted premium increases, 80% said their plans had narrower provider networks, and 77% said their plans' benefits had been trimmed. Nearly two-thirds (61%) complained about lack of competitors in their market.
In other words, the collapse of competition in the ObamaCare exchanges — which left five states and a third of U.S. counties with only one ObamaCare insurer — has led to the rapid deterioration in quality.
Apart from those in the lowest income brackets - who receive the highest subsidies - only the really ill in other brackets are buying Obamacare policies. That's completely unsustainable. And health insurance purchases outside the exchanges, which are ineligible for subsidies, has dropped by between 15 and 35%, depending on which provider you consider.
Obamacare is imploding.
Not because of Trump or Republicans in general; it was going down the tubes long before the November elections, and it was deliberately set up to fail: the Democratics told us that younger, healthier people would have to purchase health insurance plans, which would help to offset costs and bring down prices. Then they sabotaged that idea by allowing "children" to remain covered under Mommy and Daddy's plan through age 26. In other words, they lied. But then, they're Democratics; that's what they do.
Nope, this was engineered to fail, so that Democratics could, over the next couple of years, move to an entirely government-run, "single-payer" health care system. They just hadn't anticipated that Republicans might gain control of the House, the Senate, and the presidency. That really messed up their grand plan, so it's no wonder that they're so petulant.