Public favors Obamacare over Trumpcare


The American Health Care Act, the House Republicans’ replacement for the Affordable Care Act, is currently viewed less favorably than its predecessor, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In the survey, 40% of respondents said that they had a “very unfavorable” opinion of the AHCA, compared with 29% for the ACA. The “very favorable” opinions also favored the ACA: 29% to 12%, according to a Kaiser report released May 31.

ACA outpolls AHCA on the question of favorability
The main difference in support for the two plans comes from independent voters, 48% of whom have a favorable view of the ACA, compared with just 30% for the AHCA, the report noted. Despite a lack of support for the AHCA, 74% of all respondents said that it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that the ACA will be repealed and replaced.

The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll involved 1,205 adults and was conducted May 16-22, 2017.

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