Majority Of Americans Want To Replace Obamacare With Single-Payer System

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Almost 60 percent of Americans want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace the individual mandate with a federally-funded single-payer health care system, according to a poll released Monday.

The Gallup poll found plenty of contrasting results. While 73 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters favor replacing Obamacare with a single-payer program, 72 percent of Democrats opposed repealing Obamacare. On top of this 79 percent of Democrats favor keeping the Affordable Care Act in place.

And while Republicans have opposed Obama’s health care law as government overreach, 41 percent of Republican and Republican leaning adults support enacting federally funded universal healthcare.

The poll in general found that Americans are not satisfied with Obamacare. Fifty-eight percent want to replace it with a federal single-payer program, only 37 percent of Americans oppose this initiative. A majority, 51 percent, wish to repeal the Affordable Care Act and 48 percent want to keep in place.

The telephone poll was of 1,549 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.

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