Percent Of Americans Want Congress To Reform Obamacare, Not Repeal

President Donald Trump and Sen. Lisa Murkowski   Kevin Lamarque  Reuters

President Donald Trump and Sen. Lisa Murkowski Kevin Lamarque Reuters

Though the Republicans' proposed legislation would reduce the federal deficit long term, the Congressional Budget Office projects that it would result in 22 million more people being uninsured by 2026, compared with the number of uninsured under the current law - making the proposal a nonstarter for many lawmakers.

In contrast, this month half (50%) of the public hold a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act itself, while somewhat fewer (44%) hold an unfavorable view. The poll included 383 Democrats, 266 Republicans, and 406 Independent voters.

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) announced its support of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which is the next major step in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Our families, our state, and our economy can't afford the Senate's health care plan. Far more (71%), including majorities of Republicans (56%) and President Trump's supporters (58%), say it fulfills some or none of President Trump's health care promises. States can use Medicaid funds to pay for case managers; transportation to and from doctor's appointments; supportive housing, which helps people with serious mental illness live independently; supported employment, which provides job training and other services; and teams of professionals who assist people who need intensive, comprehensive help navigating the health system and social services. The plan these House Democrats introduced would make these cost-sharing reduction subsidies permanent.

Under the ACA, Americans are required to have health insurance coverage under a provision known as the individual mandate. "For the most vulnerable, do we end up back in a time when people had only emergency care or no care and were literally dying on the streets?"

Republican Senator Rob Portman didn't support the initial plan in the Senate because it could have hurt the state's fight against opioids.

"The potential of the ACA repeal will have a devastating effect on hospitals all across the country and, most notably, small and rural hospitals", Winthrop said. They also threatened to not enforce penalties on those who go without insurance.

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