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When asked whether they love or hate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Americans remain strongly divided by political affiliation. But in general, the gap between “favorable” and “unfavorable” viewpoints has narrowed to a record low.

It’s a short record time — Kaiser Family Foundation, which did the survey, has only been doing it since PPACA was signed into law in 2010, and respondents have only had a couple years of actual experience with the law. But the fact that “favorable” responses have risen from a low of 33 percent in late 2013 to 41 percent today suggests an increasing segment of the American public is finding value in the reform effort.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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