Why are so many American voters enraged by attempts to change a horribly inefficient system that leaves them with premiums they often cannot afford? Why are they manning the barricades to defend insurance companies that routinely deny claims and cancel policies?
I'd simply narrow it down to two words: FEAR and IGNORANCE.
But of course, there's more... As the saying goes, in politics, when you are explaining, you are losing.
"It's like a French Revolution in reverse in which the workers come pouring down the street screaming more power to the aristocracy."