Poll Shows Americans Worried about Losing Health Insurance
According to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and released on January 27th, 56 percent of adults in the United States are "extremely" or "very" concerned that many people may lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. This figure includes more than 8 in 10 Democrats, nearly half of independents, and more than 1 in 5 Republicans. An additional 45 percent of Republicans report they are "somewhat" concerned.
Many provisions of Obamacare remain popular. One exception, according to this recent poll, is the requirement to have health insurance or face fines and penalties. About 20 million people in the U.S. have gained health insurance since the ACA went into effect, but about 28 million remain uninsured.
At this time, 53 percent of Americans want to keep some form of the law and 46 percent want it repealed. President Trump has said he plans to replace Obamacare with a plan that provides health insurance for everyone and lowers deductibles. The goal of repealing and replacing the legislation seems to be a difficult one to attain.
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