An unscientific poll conducted by Jimmy Kimmel Live set out to see what Americans preferred the most: the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
But what it really found was that many Americans don’t know the two are one in the same.
“Interestingly, the polls show that most Americans don’t like Obamacare but they love what’s in it when it all gets broken down,” Kimmel said during his show on ABC-TV. “It’s like the opposite of a McNugget.”
A camera crew was sent out to talk to random people on Hollywood Boulevard about their opinions on the health care reform called the Affordable Health Care Act, or more popularly known as “Obamacare.”
Most people shown in the Monday night segment of the show said they didn’t like Obamacare because it forces healthcare on Americans while the Affordable Care Act allows them to make their own choices.
“It’s nice everyone can afford it and everyone should be able to afford it, but to force people to pay something and then doctors make something, limiting their ability to do their job, that’s kind of anti-American,” one man who was interviewed said. “[The Affordable Care Act] is more American because it allows people to make their own choices about what they want and who they want to work with.”
One woman said she felt Obamacare had too many “holes in it, it needs to be revamped, I think it hasn’t been thought out,” while the Affordable Care Act was “better but I’m not happy with that either.”
One man shown in the segment was the only one who prefersObamacare over ACA.
“ACA is not really available for all,” he said.
Apparently the confused people shown in the four minute segment are not alone. A recent poll conducted by CNBC found that 46% of Americans oppose Obamacare but only 37% oppose the Affordable Care Act.
Sources: CNBC, Jimmy Kimmel Live