The Kaiser Family Foundation just released the results of its latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. The poll shows that 55 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that was recently passed by the U.S. House Representatives. Only 31 percent view the AHCA favorably. By comparison, 49 percent have favorable views of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
74 percent of those polled believe the ACA will be repealed and replaced. However, 45 percent believe health care costs will be worse if the AHCA becomes law while 34 percent think their ability to obtain health insurance and the quality of care they receive will also be worse. Given these concerns, it’s not surprising that only 8 percent think the Senate should pass the AHCA without making changes to the bill passed by the House. In fact, most would like the Senate to make major changes or not pass the bill at all.
With repeal and replace slowly trudging forward, it’s clear the public believes the adage, “If you break it, you own it.” Poll results show 63 percent believe that any problems with the ACA going forward are the responsibility of President Trump and Congressional Republicans.