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Well the Affordable Care Act is considered president Obama's most significant legislative achievement three years ago tomorrow he signed that bill into law.
But -- Americans as a whole ever come to love it.
A police -- peace in Politico today puts it this way.
Someday the law's backers insisted obamacare will make the transition from a -- missive idea to -- widely popular one.
From a program that many people still find confusing and scary.
To a familiar and comforting part of American life.
This weekend which marks the third anniversary of the law's passage one thing remains clear some day has not yet arrived.
And may not for a long time.
Let's talk about it now what Joseph Trippi former Howard Dean campaign manager and Fox News contributor do you agree Joseph with that premise.
That Obama care you know still has not really it's swayed people.
But it's certain.
We still dismissive.
I think 31% of the people recent poll on it repealed -- replaced and 49%.
Want to keep it the same or even expand its that the numbers are getting better but it.
But it still.
Very -- -- and the 31% that want a repeal it really want a repeal it so there.
You know I think you know in a partisan.
Fight in 2014.
In a Republican district me.
May be able to get people energized and it can't support them witted but it's it's.
Getting a little better -- -- actually and I think there may be something to.
Over the passage of time as people -- used to it they're they're.
There -- Negativity to it is is subsiding a little bit.
But as you well know it was a bipartisan effort the other day that that stripped away the tax on medical devices I mean a bunch of Democrats voted on that that's gonna reduce the funding for the -- it's kind of a slap in the face to President Obama up by his own democratic senate.
You know when he when he comes back from his overseas trip well I did.
I do think that's what's happening here you still have.
Members of congress and the senate really reacting to this split -- the and the energy is on net 31%.
Repeal its side.
You know people would have -- don't don't -- threat -- it's going to be taken away eerie thing.
So is so I think a lot of you know in election years ago in now is positioning for 2014.
Not just on this but on the budget on other things you're you're gonna see.
You know people gravitating -- pol politicians gravitating to where they think the energy is.
It I don't think it's going to be much -- an issue in 2014.
Though and here's why John.
If you're republic giving you ran -- 2012.
Saying if you elect me I'll repeal it.
Did -- 2014.
You say reelect me now repeal what they're going to be Pete but there's sand.
Well that's what you told us last time and -- get it done.
I think it's gonna have less the energy is -- device is sort of wedge issue in 2014 I could be wrong but that's just.
-- got right now.
There are 33 states that have refused to set up those exchanges.
That means the federal government is gonna have to step in and and do the job in those 33 states.
That's gonna cost a huge amount of money and that money wasn't budgeted as part of the process on top of that you're gonna have to have.
Hugely complicated computer system minister run the benefits in the enrollment in all of this thing.
That money really I mean it's -- come from somewhere where's it come from Joseph.
But I mean that's part of the issue and we can't have.
And -- here is there's going to be a fight over that where does the money come from and I think it is one of the way the Republicans.
We'll try it it's just to stop obamacare is by.
-- siphoning off the funding to -- -- same way Democrats have often done on form on some foreign policy issues in the past with a Republican president.
Stop the money is how you stop -- law but I have but I think the it's going to be a tough thing to do -- again -- that program gets in place it's hard to take it back and one of these things that governors have done it.
When they -- where they let the federal government set up the system is that takes the states out of having any ability.
To set up the exchange themselves mean against the state let's say in the federal government more say.
That's going to be tough think for the republic -- you know Republicans want more -- in the states so even in times of opposing obamacare.
They're actually eight giving more power to the federal government's -- complicated issue.
Well -- it is complicated and it's three years old and most of its provisions really haven't kicked in yet that's what remains to be seen -- you know people adjust to it.
As they actually have to sign on for this thing Joseph -- -- write to -- can continue to keep watch on -- thanks for joining us.
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