The number of uninsured Americans has dropped to the lowest level since Gallup began tracking it.
This part really tweaks the Right:
The rate dropped more among blacks than any other demographic group, falling 7.1 percentage points to 13.8%. Hispanics were expected to disproportionately benefit from the Affordable Care Act — commonly referred to as “Obamacare” — because they are the subgroup with the highest uninsured rate. Although the percentage of uninsured Hispanics, at 33.2%, is down 5.5 points since the end of 2013, this rate is still the highest by far across key demographic groups.
Similarly, the uninsured rate among lower-income Americans — those with an annual household income of less than $36,000 — has also dropped by 5.5 points, to 25.2%, since the fourth quarter of 2013.
Republicans are in for a big surprise if they spend the next two years running against Obamacare and there’s every reason to believe that they will.
Even if establishment Republicans want to cease running against Obamacare they’re going to face primary challengers and unhinged constituents who didn’t sign off on the new direction.