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Jonathan Bernstein

Obamacare Isn't As Divisive As You Thought

Opposition to the president may determine hostility to Obamacare, not the other way around.
Obamacare gets the side eye.

Obamacare gets the side eye.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Great work this month from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which dug into attitudes (or, perhaps better, non-attitudes) toward the Affordable Care Act's individual and employer mandates. Kaiser found that support (for the employer mandate) and opposition (to the individual mandate) are a lot less firm than one might think.

Take, for example, the unpopular individual mandate: