GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises


The Morning Consult/POLITICO poll found that 39 percent of registered voters became more opposed to the new bill after the CBO analysis came out, while 20 percent said it made them more likely to support it.

For instance, she mentioned changing mandatory health care benefits required by insurers as ripe for Senate action. While offering few details, he's vowed to improve coverage and cut costs. It would allow them to base premiums on a consumer's health status in some cases. I'm anxious about the coverage.

Senate Republicans are hoping not to repeat the same experience, but nevertheless face similar obstacles, despite a determination to push forward. "Yet, in this month's survey which was fielded after House Republicans passed the AHCA, larger shares say the cost of health care for them and their family, their ability to get and keep health insurance, and the quality of their own health care will get worse if Congress passes the AHCA".

Kaiser surveyed 1,205 adults in mid-May.

The Trump administration is considering taking steps to broaden the Obamacare limits on claiming a religious or moral exemption from providing health insurance that covers birth control, Vox news reported on Wednesday. Only 8 percent want the legislation, which would repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, approved as it now stands. Some 49% view Obamacare favorably, compared to 31% for the GOP bill.

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The House-passed AHCA would eventually lead to 23 million fewer people covered, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office estimate. Even more Democrats (78 percent) favored Obamacare.

The number of voters who disapprove of the president's job performance continues to exceed the number of voters who approve - and the popularity of Mr. Trump's biggest domestic policy initiative, the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, also remains lackluster.

They will have to bridge ideological divides among fellow senators and reach consensus on several major health care policy fronts - from what to do about Medicaid expansion to how patients with pre-existing conditions would be affected - while at the same time, selling their plan to those in the public who are disturbed by efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

It was the latest in an ongoing series of Kaiser polls on health care. For most of the AHCA's reforms tested by the Kaiser poll, more said each made them less likely to support the law than more likely.

"The AHCA is starting at a much lower favorability rating so it's hard to see how the bill can be seen more favorably in the future", said Ashley Kirzinger, Kaiser's senior survey analyst.