Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

Americans continue to be divided along partisan lines over Obamacare, with an overwhelming percentage of Democrats favoring it and an equal share of Republicans having unfavorable views, according to a newly released Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

But when it comes to an actual gutting of Obamacare, there’s doesn’t appear to be a lot of support.

One-fourth, or 26 percent, of Americans favor a full repeal of the health care law, while 17 percent say scale it back, according to the Kaiser poll. On the other hand, 30 percent favor expanding the law and another 19 percent want lawmakers to move forward with the law as it is.

The poll was conducted one week after the 2016 presidential election. In its aftermath, President-elect Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers have signaled their intention to follow through on their campaign promise to repeal President Obama’s landmark health care legislation. Republican lawmakers have voted to repeal Obamacare dozens of times.

House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference about his 2016 agenda and GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference about his 2016 agenda and GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/02/504068263/kaiser-poll-only-26-of-americans-support-full-repeal-of-obamacare?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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