Recent polls are showing that the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, is more popular than ever. In light of this growing popularity, Republicans are struggling to make good their vow to “repeal and replace” the ACA.
As reported by the New York Times, “Congress’s rush to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, once seemingly unstoppable, is flagging badly as Republicans struggle to come up with a replacement and a key senator has declared that the effort is more a repair job than a demolition.”
The Times article continues, “The struggles and false starts have injected more uncertainty into insurance markets that thrive on stability. Republican leaders who once saw a health law repeal as a quick first strike in the Trump era now must at least consider a worst case: unable to move forward with comprehensive health legislation, even as the uncertainty that they helped foster rattles consumers and insurers.”
This is comforting news for those relying on the ACA for affordable health care. Ultimately, however, Republicans will almost certainly pursue some scheme to repeal and replace the ACA, so we urge you to continue pressuring your members of Congress to defend access to affordable health care for all Americans.