Repealing Obamacare Isn't Top Priority for Americans
House Republicans plan to hold a vote today on the Trump administration's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare (ACA). Having apparently won the support of more senators, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was confident they now had the 216 yes votes required to pass the bill, saying: "Do we have the votes? Yes. Will we pass it? Yes.”
Although a win for the Republicans here would be seen a great triumph for President Trump - delivering on one of his campaign's main promises - recent figures from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest that for the American public, repealing the ACA isn't actually such a high priority. When asked how they would rate a number of health care issues in terms of importance, the most pressing matter for respondents was revealed to be 'lowering the amount individuals pay'.
As the infographic below shows, in comparison to the 63 percent of respondents in support of putting lower personal costs at the top of Trump's health care agenda, repealing Obamacare is seen as being far less important, with a total of 32 percent.
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- Healthcare importance in U.S. 2017 by genderHealthcare importance in U.S. 2017 by gender
- Tax and health benefits changes under Trumpcare (AHCA) per household by income 2022Tax and health benefits changes under Trumpcare (AHCA) per household by income 2022
- Tax and health benefits changes under Trumpcare (AHCA) as household income share 2022Tax and health benefits changes under Trumpcare (AHCA) as household income share 2022
- U.S. Medicaid - total spending history and forecast 2000-2027U.S. Medicaid - total spending history and forecast 2000-2027
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