I’ve been saying for some time now that criticizing Obamacare without offering a solid alternative helps no one. Check out some recent polling via The Hill:
Support for ObamaCare has climbed to its highest level in more than two years, according to a new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll released Tuesday.
For the first time since the fall of 2012, the percentage of people who say they support the healthcare law is greater than those who oppose it.
While that result is within the margin of error, with 43 supporting the law and 42 percent opposing it, the overall favorability for ObamaCare has risen dramatically since November 2013, when the government’s disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov put the White House on the defensive.
This is happening for two reasons:
- Many have begun to feel that Obamacare is here to stay and have decided to accept it, do the best they can with it, and move on.
- No one has offered a solid alternative that people can embrace.
Bottom line: If the GOP intends to talk health care leading up to the 2016 election, there is absolutely no way to do so without a solid, well-marketed Obamacare alternative. How this isn’t obvious to them is beyond me.
Jedediah Bila is a Fox News host and commentator, author, columnist, and former professor and academic dean. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.