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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:04 AM

POLITICO-Harvard poll: Obamacare repeal still tops GOP voters' to-do lists

Source: Politico




By DAN DIAMOND 09/15/2017 05:21 AM EDT

Republican leaders want to move past Obamacare repeal, but most GOP voters aren't ready to let them do it.

That's a key finding of the latest POLITICO-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, which finds the Trump administration's messaging on health care is clearly resonating with the party's base.

The poll asked Americans to review and score 10 top priorities for Congress through the end of the year. Fifty-three percent of Republican respondents said taking action to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act should be an "extremely important priority," while another 26 percent of Republicans said it should be a "very important priority." Only 16 percent of Republicans said ACA repeal should not be a priority for Congress.

Congressional Republicans' efforts to strike down the health law have sputtered, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other leaders saying the party should move on to tax reform. But President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the party to vote on Obamacare repeal one more time. The White House has thrown its support behind the last-ditch plan from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) that would convert ACA funding into block grants.





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DonViejo Sep 2017 OP
Iliyah Sep 2017 #1
Freethinker65 Sep 2017 #2
Lonestarblue Sep 2017 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:08 AM

1. Nope, majority of Americans do not.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:12 AM

2. 80% would be ok with it if it was not tied to Obama

Keep it the same and rename it the American Care Act. They can even keep the same acronym! and pretend it is new and improved.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:23 AM

3. You're absolutely right!

Or maybe call it the New ACA, fix a couple of small things, and call it a day. I wonder if any of those in the poll have health insurance under the ACA. About half of the people in this country are covered through employer programs, and some of those that are seem not to care that millions do not enjoy such privileges and do not have access to affordable health insurance. I would like to see a poll about beliefs around the percentage of people covered by employer plans. I suspect it would be quite high among Republican voters, who have been told by Fox and hate radio hosts that it's your fault if you have no health insurance.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:29 AM

4. Kentucky proved that to be true, relabeling it as Kynect KY.

If its primarily a branding issue then use the American Care Act or ACA. Anything that contains the words "America, liberty and/or freedom" will always attract right state people. "Liberty Healthcare", "America's Healthcare", "Freedom Health Plans", add a flag logo or a gun, and it's good to go.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:47 PM

5. Conclusive proof Republican voters are

as thick as shit.

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