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One in Three Americans Hurt By Obamacare, Majority Want Free-Market Solution

March 3, 2014 by  

New polling data indicate that one out of three U.S. voters has been negatively affected by President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul.

According to the results of a Rasmussen poll, 56 percent of likely voters regard Obamacare as unfavorable, while 40 percent have a favorable opinion of the law.

Among those who report being personally hurt by Obamacare, 47 percent are Republicans, 35 percent independents and 19 percent Democrats.

Only 14 percent of respondents to the poll said that they have been personally helped by Obamacare. Meanwhile, 33 percent, the same number of people who report being affected negatively, said that changes were made to their existing healthcare plans because of Obamacare.

A majority (58 percent) of respondents to the Rasmussen poll said that they would prefer a more free-market approach to healthcare, which they believe would help drive costs down.

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