The morning after Senate Republicans were forced to delay voting on the Trumpcare bill they wrote behind closed doors – doing their best to keep the public shut out of the process and unaware of its painful impacts – three new polls show that the American people fundamentally reject this bill.
The widespread public opposition follows the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office finding that Trumpcare would force more than 20 million people to lose their insurance, compromise the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting conditions, threaten the quality of employer-based plans, and price many working Americans out of even buying health insurance.
Leading doctor and patient advocates in the United States, including the American Medical Association and the American Cancer Society are also strongly opposed to the legislation.
“Americans are making their voices heard and sending the message that they fundamentally reject this bill, which would slam millions of families with lost health insurance, higher healthcare costs, and the undermining of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting conditions,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Republican Senators should take notice of this forceful response to their devastating bill, and remember that voters are watching every one of them at this high stakes moment.”
- USA Today: “Just 12% of Americans support the Senate Republican health care plan, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, amid a roiling debate over whether the GOP will deliver on its signature promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.”
- NPR: “Americans broadly disapprove of the Senate GOP’s health care bill, and they’re unhappy with how Republicans are handling the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. Just 17 percent of those surveyed say they approve of the Senate’s health care plan, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Fifty-five percent say they disapprove, while about a quarter said they hadn’t heard enough about the proposal to have an opinion on it.”
- Politico: “Just 38 percent of voters approve of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted before Senate leaders pulled the latest version of their bill in an effort to win over more GOP votes.”
Published: Jun 28, 2017