Majority of Americans support ObamaCare

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to close a frustrating 2017 with the first overhaul of the tax code in more

Majority of Americans support ObamaCare

A 60 percent majority said it is a "good thing" the Senate failed to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill, 51 percent say they're "relieved", 47 percent are "happy", 38 percent "disappointed", and 19 percent "angry".

Only 17 percent of the public — and 40 percent of Republicans — think the Trump administration should take steps to make the health law fail, the survey said.

Since Congress began debating repeal and replace legislation, there has been news about instability in the ACA marketplaces.

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Meanwhile, 57 percent of Americans said they want Republicans to work with Democrats to improve the law.

"I think there are a couple of Republicans that need to get in line and need to understand that the American people spoke out very loudly on November 8 when they put Donald Trump in office and they want to see these things happen". He understands how important health care, how important taxes are to the people in this country. Three in 10 (31%) support President Trump using whatever tactics are necessary to encourage Democrats to start negotiating. For a White House that often seems more concerned with cementing support from Trump's loyalists than embracing the political center, that might help explain Trump's persistence on the issue.

Many GOP lawmakers have campaigned and won elections over the years on the promise to scrap the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature achievement that expanded health insurance coverage to millions of people.

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A KFF poll released Friday finds that 52 percent of Americans now have a favorable view of the 2010 healthcare law, a 2-point increase from the same poll last month. Sixty-nine percent of Americans agreed with this plan, compared to just 29 percent who wanted more efforts to repeal the law. The Republican Party's slim majority in the Senate allows for no dissent, and it took just seven undocumented Democrats within the GOP ranks to scuttle the last attempt at full repeal.

Even though only about 10 million people receive coverage through the marketplaces, about 60 percent of Americans believe that their family will be negatively affected by rising premiums in the marketplaces. Premiums could jump as high as 49 percent. The survey was conducted August 1-6, 2017, among a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,211 adults ages 18 and older, living in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii (note: persons without a telephone could not be included in the random selection process). Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish by landline (428) and cell phone (783). For results based on subgroups, the margin of sampling error may be higher.

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