ACA public approval at highest levels since 2012

The percentage of Americans with a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act has surpassed the percentage of those with an unfavorable view for the first time since November 2012, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. The poll found 43 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the ACA, while 42 percent look unfavorably upon it. Views on the ACA continue along partisan lines: 70 percent of Democrats view it favorably while 75 percent of Republicans view it unfavorably. Regardless of party, 76 percent of Americans agree that making high-cost drugs for chronic conditions like HIV, hepatitis, mental illness and cancer affordable should be a top priority. What's more, those with an unfavorable view are more likely than those with a favorable view to say the ACA costs the government more--71 percent versus 35 percent, respectively. Report