On Wednesday, a new poll from Public Policy Polling revealed that ObamaCare is favored more than the repeal plan, known as The American Health Care Act (AHCA), that was purposed by the House GOP.
Forty-nine percent preferred ObamaCare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), compared to 29 percent who support the AHCA. Twenty-two percent of people surveyed said they were unsure which plan they like better.
The poll also found that people were against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act by 63 percent, while 32 percent have hopes that it will be repealed in full and six percent remained unsure.
For the most part, the overall amount of people who support ObamaCare was at 47 percent, with 39 percent of pollers opposing the Affordable Care Act. Compare that to the American Health Care Act, however, which was found to be supported by only 24 percent, while 49 percent opposed the House GOP’s repeal plan.
President of Public Policy Polling, Dean Debnam, said in a statement Wednesday:
‘There’s virtually no support for the Republican healthcare plan. Voters have been getting warmer and warmer toward the Affordable Care Act and would much rather keep it than switch to the new proposal on the table.’
As Republicans demand that President Trump make changes to the plan, Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement to Fox Business on Wednesday:
‘Well, obviously we’re going through the legislative process. Here, it’s a four committee process, so obviously as we go through this, we make refinements and improvements to the bill. That is occurring, that’s how the legislative process works. And, by the way, Senators, they’re not helpless to what the House does.’
Ryan also suggested that the plan would do away with the expansion of Medicaid:
‘It says we’re going to phase down these expansions so there’s no more Medicaid expansion. It says we’re not going to give these exorbitant reimbursement rates from the federal government.’
What a joke this administration is turning out to be.
This poll, which was conducted by PPP from March 10-12 via landline phone, surveyed 808 registered voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percent.
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