Most Doctors Who Voted For Trump Don’t Want Obamacare Repealed

By: Arlene Weintraub

trump1Only 37.9% of doctors who reported voting for Donald Trump are in favor of completely repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely referred to as Obamacare, according to a survey by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The revelation of serious misgivings by the people on the front lines of healthcare, published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, raises questions about the wisdom of repealing the law, as Trump and Republicans in Congress have vowed to do, without having a clear replacement plan in place.

In total, only 15% of physicians who participated in the Hopkins survey support a repeal of the ACA—far less than the 26% of the general public who say they want Obamacare gone, as reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. No democrats who answered the Hopkins survey reported being in favor of repeal.

The Hopkins team also asked survey respondents to voice their opinions about how they believe the ACA should be improved. Here were the most popular.


SOURCE: News Now/ Forbe Online

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