That should be the simple conclusion from this new Gallup data. They found that there was a noticeable drop in the uninsured in states that took part in the Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act – but a much slower drop in the states that did not.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 11, 2014 5:18 pm|
Looking at these results it should be hard for opponents to claim allowing adults to legally grow and consume marijuana at home has a detrimental effect on quality of life.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 11, 2014 3:25 pm|
The Affordable Care Act was mainly just an expansion of our broken system. For better or worse it will have very little direct impact on the majority of Americans.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 4, 2014 8:40 am|
Since Republican Congressional cooperation is hopeless, Democrats’ best chance of making the ACA popular is pushing changes to win over the left. They are at least potentially persuadable and a large enough group to get the law bare majority support.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 28, 2014 12:59 pm|
While Democrats had a modest edge with young voters for the last twenty years, starting in 2006 the scale of advantage has become significantly larger.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 26, 2014 1:10 pm|
For most of the past two decades the Grand Old Party didn’t actually get its support from older voters. Not very long ago the Democratic party had an advantage with senior citizens but that has disappeared since President Obama took office.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 24, 2014 1:10 pm|
Where it is most evident is in the Senate where each state gets two senators regardless of population. In 13 of the 14 states which have less 2 million people white non-Hispanics are overrepresented and often dramatically so. The sole exception is Hawaii. These 13 states contain just 4.6 percent of the population but choose 25 percent of the Senators.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 14, 2014 9:20 am|
Often in politics what is important is not the overall level of support but the intensity of opinions and this is one of those cases.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 13, 2014 12:55 pm|
It is worth remembering that while the media often focus on how the latest story or international incident will affect elections, what regular people care about most has remained unchanged for years.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 10, 2014 7:55 am|
The rate of those without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped noticeably over the past few months and it is very likely the reduction is the result of the Affordable Care Act. It is still higher than it was when Obama took office however.