Poll: Majority Backs ObamaCare, Disapprove of Trump on Health Care

TEHRAN (FNA)- A majority of Americans support the continuation of the Affordable Care Act and disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of health care, according to a poll.

An Axios/SurveyMonkey poll shows that 59 percent of adults surveyed would like to see the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, stand or be bolstered. Meanwhile, 57 percent of adults do not approve of Trump’s policies on health care, where he has made gutting ObamaCare an administration priority, The Hill reported.

The poll found that several subsets of voters largely support ObamaCare. The majority of suburban white women and adults ages 18-34 both indicated they want to see ObamaCare remain in place, the poll found.

Among African-American women, 86 percent said they want ObamaCare to stand or see Congress do more with the existing law, according to the poll.

Sixty-three percent of voters described in the poll as “Never Hillary” independents also back keeping ObamaCare.

Half of rural voters surveyed said they prefer to see ObamaCare repealed or further dismantled.

While 49 percent of rural voters approve of Trump’s health-care policy, the majority of every other subset disapproves.

The Senate unsuccessfully attempted to pass a “skinny repeal” of ObamaCare last year, with three Republican senators voting against the measure. However, Congress later repealed the individual mandate provision of the health-care law, which required Americans to purchase health insurance or face a financial penalty.

Trump has frequently said that ObamaCare was essentially repealed with the removal of the individual mandate.

The Trump administration announced its association health plans last month, which allow small businesses and other groups to band together to buy health insurance. The offerings are part of a broader effort to offer narrower, cheaper plans as an alternative to ObamaCare. The plans will be available September 1.

Democrats, meanwhile, have seized on health care as a key issue ahead of November’s midterms, believing they can leverage its importance to beat Republicans as they attempt to take back the House and the Senate.

Source: Far News Agency

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