More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now

AHF Supports Senator Sanders' Call for 'Medicare-for-all'

AHF Supports Senator Sanders' Call for 'Medicare-for-all'

The poll, which surveyed 1,833 18-to-30-year-old adults before Trump's health care bill was rejected, found 67 percent of young adults said it was the federal government's duty provide all US residents with health coverage, and 63 percent of young Americans wanted the government to increase spending to help citizens afford health insurance, even though they acknowledged such measures would cost the USA more money.

A day later, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said, “We all want a system in health care where everybody can have access to affordable coverage, where we have more choice and competition.” And several GOP senators have moved away from the partys long-held call for a total repeal and are offering bills that would amend the measure.

FILE - In this March 15, 2014 file photo, a volunteer health care worker wears a t-shirt, getting people to sign up for the new health care programs, in Miami. About 2 in 3 said they were glad the House GOP bill didn't pass last month.

Already, moderate House Republicans - many members of the organization the Tuesday Group - are balking at the contours of the new proposal. It's not just that they personally benefit - an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted in January found that provision was equally popular among all adults.

As Margot Sanger-Katz wrote in The New York Times, insurers would still be required to sell insurance to sick people under this proposal, but they "would be free to charge those patients as much as they wanted".

Members of the Freedom Caucus would like to shift sicker consumers onto state-run high-risk insurance pools subsidized by the federal government, in order to bring down costs for healthy people buying insurance on the open market.

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"It's hard for me to believe that any state would take us back. when it comes to the protections that consumers have for pre-existing conditions", Laszewski said. "It's obvious those negotiations continue to take place - and there might be some movement in some areas that give leadership some hope we can get closer to the finish line - but I'm not suggesting at all that we are right there and this thing could change on a dime". "Governors similarly situated to Nevada all agree they want to protect people who have coverage". About 40 percent of Americans want to keep the law in place but make significant changes, whereas 30 percent want to repeal and replace the ACA. Even a majority of Republicans - 51 percent - say the administration should try to make the law work.

Some reports cite positive momentum for a vote now that Vice President Mike Pence has laid the foundation for a deal wherein conservative-backed language would be added to the bill to permit states to opt out of Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance rules. "So why wouldn't we do that?" "The result is that, at least for now, 24 million people, including my two children, will not be losing their health insurance, and 2 percent of wealthy corporations will not be getting enormous tax breaks from a program that was created to benefit ordinary people in need of affordable health insurance", Ferris said.

Though a majority of Americans approve the ACA, 26 percent want to maintain the legislation as it stands.

The now-shelved GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare didn't cut it for most Americans, according to the Kaiser survey. Just a third say the law is working relatively well, while another third think the health care policy has serious problems. The margin of error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods, and later interviewed online or by phone.

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