Americans’ attitudes on Obamacare have long been paradoxical. Polls have generally shown lackluster support for the overall law while at the same time finding wide support for many of its individual provisions. That dynamic has been a chief challenge for Republicans hoping to repeal the law, and the House GOP’s newly unveiled proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act offers the clearest look yet at which popular (and unpopular) provisions will be kept or repealed.
How does the new American Health Care Act stack up? A comparison of the law’s changes to the latest high-quality polling on those portions of the ACA shows the Republicans’ plan keeps several of the law’s most popular provisions, but also scales back or repeals several others that enjoy majority support. CONT.
Scott Clement, Washington Post