Since the ACA was passed in 2010, its overall approval rating has never been high, generally hovering in the low-to-mid 40% range. Approval of the law took a conspicuous dip in November 2013 after several million people received notices that their current policies were being cancelled. Not surprisingly, approval varies sharply by party: 74% of Democrats approve of the ACA vs only 8% of Republicans. What is more noteworthy is that the approval rate among political independents is also low, only 33% as of November 2014. Enthusiasm for the ACA has decreased even among nonwhites, who disproportionately identify as Democrats, with only 56% favoring the law compared with the 76% who reported they liked it when it passed.