The American people want Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a new survey of likely voters conducted by the American Action Network.
A majority of Americans, 54 percent, want to repeal and replace Obamacare, or at the very least make significant changes to it, according to the survey.
That figure jumps to 70 percent in favor of repealing and replacing Obamacare if there is a transition period that allows Americans to keep their coverage until the new law is put in place. ” Even Democrats support this by a 48/43 margin,” the survey noted.
Almost two-thirds of respondents, when informed of the Republican alternative, “support repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a House Republican plan,” the survey found. That option was especially popular among independents, 68 percent of whom support the House Republican plan.
While Obamacare remains unpopular, voters support keeping in place certain aspects of the law like requiring insurance companies to cover preexisting conditions and allowing children to remain on their parents’ insurance plan until age 26. The survey found that 92 percent of Americans support the former and 79 percent of Americans support the latter.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has been a vocal opponent of repealing Obamacare before figuring out how to replace it, announced last week that President-elect Donald Trump supports his plan to “replace Obamacare the same day we repeal it.”
I just spoke to @realDonaldTrump and he fully supports my plan to replace Obamacare the same day we repeal it. The time to act is now.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 7, 2017