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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

58% of Americans Say Repealing Obamacare Important to Health Care Reform

37 percent say repealing Affordable Care Act should be a top priority for Congress

More than half of Americans, or 58 percent, say repealing the Affordable Care Act is important to health care reform, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Americans were asked what components of health care reform should be top priorities for President-elect Donald Trump and Congress. When asked about repealing Obamacare, 37 percent said it was a top priority and 21 percent said it was important for lawmakers to accomplish. Only 31 percent said repeal should not happen.

Of those Americans who want Congress to repeal the law, 28 percent want lawmakers to wait to repeal until the details of the replacement plan have been announced and 20 percent want lawmakers to repeal the law immediately and work out the details of a replacement later.

“After hearing pro-repeal arguments about the law’s costs to individuals and the government, the share of the public supporting repeal grows as large as 60 percent, while anti-repeal arguments about people losing coverage and the impact on people with pre-existing conditions decreases support for repeal to as low as 27 percent,” the poll states.

Health care ranks as a top issue for Trump to address, behind jobs, the economy, and immigration. Regarding health care specifically, the poll asked Americans what they thought was a top priority.



Anonymous said...

If they start with removing the congressional and federal employee exemptions, we will quickly get something that is actually good!

Make congress and former presidents subject to it!

Anonymous said...

we should leave the good parts in place and the only one is pre existing conditions will be covered. Please do not let the ins companies design the replacement.

Anonymous said...

The percentage is higher. They lie.