It seems that most Americans do not like the idea of the government effectively kicking 24 million fellow citizens off their health care plans.
A new Public Policy Polling survey finds just 24% of Americans – and a shockingly low 37% of Republicans, are in favor of Trumpcare, the proposed Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. From the survey:
“PPP’s newest national poll finds that there is very little support for the American Health Care Act. Only 24% of voters support it… Even among Republican voters only 37% are in favor of the proposal… Democrats (15/71) and independents (22/49) are more unified in their opposition to the bill than Republicans are in favor of it.”
With support for Trumpcare as low as it is, the bill is in a precarious position. Reports Rick Klein of ABC News: “The health care overhaul… is in real danger in the place that passage was supposed to be easiest…It’s a storyline that looks likely to end badly for the push to ‘repeal and replace,’ and could be equally bad for the tenuous Trump-Ryan relationship, amid talk that the Trump team may cut a deal without the speaker’s overt blessing.”