Friday, January 6, 2017

75% of Americans do NOT want repeal without replacement

This is from the HuffPollster’s morning email.

PUBLIC WARY OF REPEALING OBAMACARE WITHOUT A REPLACEMENT - Jonathan Cohn: “Americans have complicated feelings about Obamacare, according to a new poll, with voters divided over whether to keep the law, but only a minority supporting the Republican strategy of trying to eliminate it quickly. The poll, which the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation conducted in December, finds the public almost evenly split on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act ― 49 percent want repeal, 47 percent do not. Those numbers have a partisan tint, as most Republicans favor repeal and most Democrats oppose it. But even many Republican voters seem unenthusiastic about eliminating the law before Congress crafts a replacement, as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other GOP leaders have proposed. Overall, according to the poll, just 20 percent of Americans say that is their preferred strategy for eliminating Obamacare. The survey also says 62 percent of Americans think it’s important to guarantee access to health care, even if that means bigger government or more federal spending.” [HuffPost]

The polling data show 75% of Americans either don’t want a repeal or want to delay repeal until a replacement is created.

You would not guess that number from Speaker Ryan and the Republican controlled House.

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