For Better Or Worse, Trump And GOP Now Own Health Care

Fifty-five percent of Americans now support Obamacare, the poll reported.

Congratulations to the American people and the Washington representatives that listened to them.

Those feelings cut across racial lines and include most whites, who formed the base of Trump's political support in the presidential election.

"I think it would be a really devastating defeat", he said. The poll pays special attention to the voices of young adults of color, highlighting how race and ethnicity shape the opinions of a new generation. That's because the broader GOP legislation would repeal unpopular ACA penalties on people who don't get covered, a move that insurers fear would let people postpone getting coverage until they are sick. Forty percent want to keep the law in place but make significant changes, while 30 percent want to repeal and replace it. The community rating provision requires that insurance companies charge the same price to people who are the same age. Any health care system passed by Republicans would earn the party blame for any problems that arose from its inevitable flaws. "So why wouldn't we do that?"

Politico reported that sources familiar with the discussions say that groups such as Heritage Action and Americans for Prosperity, which fought against the original health care bill, were willing to work with the White House. But independent analysis of similar legislation found 95 percent of US households would pay less than the current system of insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays.

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Majority public support for Obamacare could create "a major obstacle to Trump and Congress' ongoing efforts to change and replace the law", Gallup added. About 2 in 10 consider the law to be fatally flawed.

The American Health Care Act of 2017, referred to by the acronym AHCA and nicknamed Trumpcare or Ryancare, was a bill to the United States Congress, that would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed by President Obama on March 23, 2010.

That's what happened last month with the Republicans' disastrous American Health Care Act, and it's what's happening again this week with a resuscitated repeal-and-replace effort.

But, if the White House proposal were to come to fruition, it would allow states to opt out of the ACA's rule that health insurance providers can not charge people with pre-existing conditions more than those who are healthy - one of the most popular aspects of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • Myrtle Hill