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      I thank Fiscella for his comments on the article on the Affordable Care Act.
      • Dalen J.E.
      • Waterbrook K.
      • Alpert J.S.
      Why do so many Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act?.
      I agree that it is very likely that blacks and Latinos are more likely to have favorable views toward the Affordable Care Act than whites because they are more likely to be uninsured.
      Referring to the Affordable Care Act in an unfavorable way as “Obamacare” is not new, and may not be related to public attitudes by race.
      When Clinton presented his health plan, his detractors referred to it as “Hillary Care”.
      I believe that the primary opposition to the Affordable Care Act by white Americans is a distrust in the federal government and opposition to the individual and employer mandate.

      Reference

        • Dalen J.E.
        • Waterbrook K.
        • Alpert J.S.
        Why do so many Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act?.
        Am J Med. 2015; 128: 807-810

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      • Why Do So Many White Americans Oppose the Affordable Care Act?
        The American Journal of MedicineVol. 129Issue 5
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          Dalen et al1 offer plausible explanations for opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet, although 50% of whites report unfavorable views, only 20% of blacks and 27% of Latinos do so.2 These national polling data suggest a narrower, but unsettling question: why do so many white Americans oppose the ACA?
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