Deep schisms among voters at the 100 day mark

President Donald Trump promised on Election Night to unite the country – but nearly 100 days into his presidency, Americans remain profoundly divided on his policies, from health care to immigration to the environment. While the general public opposes Trump’s plans to dismantle Obamacare, build a wall across the Mexican […] Read more »

Majority Opposes Hard-Ball Negotiating Tactics to Replace the Affordable Care Act, But Republicans Support It

With President Trump and Congress continuing to discuss repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a majority of the public opposes using hard-ball tactics as a way to force Democrats in Congress to negotiate a replacement, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds. President Trump recently suggested that his administration […] Read more »

The Role of Medicaid in Rural America

People in rural areas face unique challenges in health care coverage and access, including low density of providers and longer travel times to care, limited access to employer-sponsored coverage, and greater health care needs due to older age and lower income. Medicaid plays an important role in helping to address […] Read more »

How GOP Voters Are Getting in the Way of a Medicaid Rollback

President Trump on Wednesday signaled his determination to mount another drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but he faces a surprising obstacle: unexpectedly widespread Republican resistance to cutting Medicaid. That hesitation, following decades of GOP efforts to retrench the program, powerfully demonstrates how the party’s growing reliance on economically […] Read more »

Trump Doesn’t Have A Mandate For Paul Ryan’s Agenda

There were so many reasons for the failure of the Republicans’ health care bill — and its failure was so spectacular — that it’s hard to tell which ones mattered most. … But the variety of unforced errors by Ryan, Trump and other Republicans obscures other, more fundamental problems with […] Read more »