Apathy? Who Cares?
This is great news for rightwing demagogues; bad news for everyone else. Only 52% of Americans are even aware that Obama’s health care reform law is still in effect. 22% thought the law had already been repealed or overturned, and 26% basically didn’t know.
This is pretty discouraging when you combine it with other recent news stories. Most Americans can’t name a single Supreme Court justice. A sizeable minority wasn’t aware that the United States was once a British colony.
About two years ago, there was a startling (to me anyway) report about the millions of Americans who don’t health insurance. Most of them not only didn’t vote — they weren’t even registered to vote.
What are they putting in our water?