More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now, Gallup poll finds
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 2:34
Although a recent Real Clear Politics poll found only 49 percent of the general population approved of Obamacare as of March 28, millennials are still much more supportive of the health law. If this overly complicated and business-debilitating health care program is not reformed or repealed and replaced with something better by midterm elections, expect the Republicans to lose the Senate majority and gridlock like we have never seen before will ensue!
"We're a state that has a lot of poverty and a lot of people living below poverty lines who can't afford the ACA, let alone what the Republicans are trying to pass in the House now", Kuning said.
Partisanship colors these views, with most Republicans wanting them to keep working to repeal and replace the ACA, most Democrats wanting them to move on, and independents evenly divided.
The Affordable Care Act was passed in March 2010 and has provided insurance coverage for 20 million adults in its first six years, as estimated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve", Ryan said, later adding that it was "a step in the right direction". He has since said that when Obamacare "explodes", a new healthcare plan will be put in place. "Thirty-seven percent say they are confident President Trump will be able to deliver on this campaign promise, down from 47 percent three months ago". Some 26 percent want Obamacare to remain as is, but 40 percent think it needs "significant changes". Some 64% said it was a "good thing" that Congress did not pass the American Health Care Act, while only 29% said it was a "bad thing".
States would also be allowed to do away with the "community rating", which would allow prices to rise for some patients - effectively gutting Obamacare's guarantee that people could get coverage even if they have pre-existing conditions.
Conservatives want to end those Obamacare regulations because they believe fewer rules will lead to cheaper plans.
Republican lawmakers have said their efforts are focused on maintaining the PPACA's essential health benefits, such as mental health coverage and maternity care. But, in November, only 7 per cent of Republicans felt this way.