Early Perceptions of House Bill Show Public Thinks It Would Cover Fewer People and Raise Health Costs

Fielded March 6-12 as Americans were first learning about the American Health Care Act and before the Congressional Budget Office estimated its effects, the latest Kaiser Tracking Poll shows that large shares of the public expect the House Republican health care plan would result in fewer people having health insurance and higher costs for people who buy their own health insurance. Republicans are generally more likely to expect positive results from the plan while Democrats and independents are more likely to foresee negative ones.

About half (48%) of the public say the plan would result in fewer people having health insurance, compared to one in five (18%) who say it would increase the number of people with coverage. CONT.

Kaiser Family Foundation