Disapproval of Obamacare has never been greater

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While the second sign-up season for Obamacare is gearing up and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said she expects “strong and healthy growth” for 2015, Americans’ disapproval of the Affordable Care Act has hit an all-time high.

A new Gallup poll shows only 37 percent approve of the health care law, which is a new low, while 56 percent of Americans say they disapprove of it, which eclipses the previous high by 1 percentage point.

Since the end of 2012 when Americans were mostly split on the law, the divide has been gradually growing over the last two years.

President Barack Obama has said he will consider modifications to the much-debated law.

From Gallup:

“Approval of the law continues to diverge sharply by party, with 74% of Democrats and 8% of Republicans approving of it. Independents have never been particularly positive toward the law, with approval ranging between 31% and 41%. Currently, 33% of independents approve.

Even with the record level of disapproval with the health care law, a Gallup poll released last week showed a majority of Americans who bought their coverage through government exchanges rate their quality and coverage as “good” or “excellent.”

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