As suspected, the talk around Washington DC is the loss of the presidents approval ratings. As Fox News put it, “President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to 39 percent amid the problems plaguing the ObamaCare rollout, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University released Tuesday.”
But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says different, in an interview Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Pelosi said, “I don’t think you can tell what will happen next year” when voters cast ballots in the mid-term elections, but “I will tell you this: Democrats stand tall in support of the Affordable Care Act.”
She, like many other democrats believe that the issues with the HealthCare.gov website is not weighing heavy on their heads. Yes, it’s inconvenient, but as Pelosi puts it, “is an issue that has to be dealt with, but it doesn’t mean, ‘oh, this is a political issue so we’re going to run away from it'” and that jobs would be the main issue in 2014.
It’s those nasty letters that are haunting Mr. President, and all the other people who thought they had insurance. Those letters that dropped tens of thousands of Americans. However, that issue was immediately dealt with, when “39 of Pelosi’s House Democrats joined with 222 Republicans to vote for a bill sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., that would allow health insurance firms to continue to sell insurance plans next year that don’t comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.”
But in regard to the credibility issue, Obama repeatedly pledged “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” but that didn’t happen, many Americans that had coverage were dropped. Their current plans not complying with the requirements of the ACA. That could be a good thing, though, if people didn’t panic. If insurance companies are now being regulated by ACA, who would want to stick with an insurance company that doesn’t comply? Wouldn’t that mean higher rates, and address the same problems that existed which ACA was developed to fix?
The Affordable Care Act is working great in many states, and will be up and running in others soon.