People demonstrate against the planned GOP health care bill that would do away with much of Obama’s Affordable Care Act outside the Hart and Dirksen Senate Office Buildings, on July 13, 2017. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Americans have been deeply divided on the Affordable Care Act since it was passed into law in 2010. A May 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows 51% of surveyed adults have favorable views of the law, while 41% of those polled view the law unfavorably. However, recent events suggest perhaps the gap is widening in favor of “Obamacare.”

Voters in Oklahoma decided to expand Medicaid health insurance under the ACA to tens of thousands low-income residents. The question was decided by one percentage point, NBC News reports, with 50.5 percent votes in favor of State Question 802 and 49.5 percent opposed.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.

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