Are voters signaling they support Obamacare or are they signaling they support the Affordable Care Act?
Election results indicate they support both understanding they are one in the same, the only difference is the label Republicans created for the ACA.
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama may not be running for anything these days, but his signature health care law was a big winner in Tuesday’s elections, as voters rebelled against Republican lawmakers who have blocked Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
Democrats are hopeful their victories are a harbinger of further gains as they look to capitalize on the law's rising popularity in polls — and repeal legislation's deep unpopularity — with more ballot initiatives, legislative efforts and campaign messages.
In Maine, voters passed a ballot initiative that would expand Medicaid to an estimated 70,000 residents by a margin of 18 points, 59-to-41, doing an end run around Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican who has vetoed five bills to do so. NBC
Support for the ACA is out there, Republicans continue to ignore the support. They create an alternative message designed to mislead by labeling the ACA as Obamacare. The GOP’s successful negative branding is misleading, and it is used as a tool to convince voters they are doing the right thing under their alleged repeal and replace plan.
Election results may indicate that voters are smarter than the GOP believes.