A Gallup poll shows 55 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which represents a 13 percent increase from five months ago and the first time a majority of Americans approve of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Conservative Republicans have demanded even deeper cuts in Affordable Care Act coverage, many involving health benefits for women.
The April Gallup poll shows, when asked if they "generally approve" of the Affordable Care Act, which "restructured the USA healthcare system", 55 percent now say they approve, up from compared to 42 percent in November, while 41 percent disapprove.
President Trump speaks on March 24, 2017 after the GOP health care bill failed to get enough votes.
GOP leaders have yet to demonstrate that this amendment alone will resolve the differences over health care. After the AHCA went down, much of the focus centered on the very conservative Freedom Caucus, and Trump's new bill seems to be created to win that group over. That polling will also nearly certainly frustrate the White House's efforts this week to restart negotiations on an Obamacare replacement.
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The results of the latest survey reflect a major turnaround from a poll conducted shortly after last year's elections, which showed that 42 percent of Americans approved of Obamacare and 53 percent disapproved.
He believes this helps lawmakers mitigate those patients' need to stay in the health care system but also mitigate some of the extraordinary costs that have been transferred to others who are trying to buy health coverage.
After the failure of the AHCA on Friday, President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan indicated that health care would not be revisited soon.
About half of the public (55 percent) say the AHCA did not pass because it went too far in cutting existing programs. As Yuval Levin explains today, the House Freedom Caucus would get a bit of what it wants by demonstrating that the moderates would get a bit of what they want. Back room deal-making also is putting at risk requirements that insurance cover key services such as maternity care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and prescription drug coverage.