Despite High Enrollment, the Affordable Care Act Is Still Unpopular

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 8:47 am

The law is basically as unpopular as it has been for years and there is no reason to suspect that is going to change in the near future. The only silver lining in the polls for Democrats is that the Republican position of repeal is also unpopular.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Josh Blackman, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

By: Sunday October 6, 2013 1:59 pm

The book offers unrivaled inside access to the key decision makers in Washington, based on interviews with over 100 of the people who lived this journey—including the academics who began the challenge, the lawyers who litigated the case at all levels, and the Obama administration attorneys who defended the law. It reads like a political thriller, providing the definitive account of how the Supreme Court almost struck down the president’s “unprecedented” law. It also explains what this decision means for the future of the Constitution, the limits on federal power, and the Supreme Court.

With No Hope of Help, Negative Opinion of Health Care Law Shows Little Change

By: Friday August 20, 2010 6:02 pm

In the waning days of the debate over health care legislation, the White House’s political team did a fairly good job of convincing Democrats in Congress, Washington reporters, and like-minded writers that the act would somehow get a lot more popular after it was actually signed into law. The latest CNN poll (PDF) shows that is not really happening–opinions about the health care law, in general and specific, are little changed.

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