Monday, April 20, 2015

Popularity of Medicaid Expansion in Florida

PolitiFact Florida (associated with the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald) consulted me and this blog to help adjudicate the question of how popular Medicaid expansion (part of the federal Affordable Care Act) is in the Sunshine State.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

L.A. Times: Republican Repeal Effort Losing Steam

The Los Angeles Times reports that Republican leaders, inside and outside Washington, DC, appear to be moving away from outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act as a legislative priority and toward more incremental change in the law (via Daily Kos). The article includes the following reference to public-opinion polling:

"Only 18% of Americans want to go back to the system we had before because they do not want to go back to some of the problems we had," Whit Ayres, a veteran Republican pollster who works for presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, said at a recent breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "Smart Republicans in this area get that," he added.