| According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, over a quarter of Americans now say Obamacare has personally hurt them. Twenty-seven percent of Americans say the health-care law has hurt them, up from 19 percent in May. The percentage saying Obamacare has helped still lags behind, up to 16 percent from 10 percent earlier this year. That includes a significant boost from unhappy Democrats. Fifteen percent of Democrats polled said Obamacare hurt them and their families personally, up from 6 percent in May. Republicans feelings on the law have remained fairy unchanged, with 40 percent reporting that theyve been harmed; 27 percent of independents agree.
| Nearly a quarter million Virginians will have to change their insurance plans this fall. That's because many of them did not follow new Affordable Care Act rules. Now, some companies and individuals will need to choose new policies.
| According to a report from the state insurance department, floridas Obamacare enrollment is now over 220,000 lower than the Obama administrations most recent tally. The Obama administration hasnt released updated Obamacare enrollment statistics since May, when the Department of Health and Human Services put the number of Florida sign-ups at 983,775 but the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation says that now, just 762,723 Floridians have health insurance through the exchange. The state insurance department issued a report this week including updated exchange enrollment, based on rate filings from state health insurers. By June 2014, the number of Obamacare enrollees in Florida was almost a quarter lower than the Obama administrations sign-up numbers just one month before.
| Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Obama had taken a "rather expansive view of his responsibility to faithfully execute the laws." "And he's been particularly creative...with regard to Obamacare...and it is maddening. I think the best response for the American people might be this fall to change the Senate."
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