Democracy in Inaction
One of the consistent Republican
talking lying points
on health care is that if they don’t vote to overturn ACA and replace it with
some draconian measure they are going against the public that sent them to Washington to do just
that. But a
Kaiser study shows just the opposite, an overwhelming number of voters don’t
want ACA taken away and really don’t want the Republican plan.
· “The July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that most Americans (61 percent) continue to hold unfavorable views of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including over four in ten (44 percent) who say they have “very unfavorable” view. The share of the public with negative views of the law has increased slightly in the past month, from 55 percent to 61 percent. Views of the Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA continue to vary widely by party and a large intensity gap remains, with Democrats being nearly three times as likely to hold a “very unfavorable” view as Republicans are to hold a “very favorable” view (71 percent versus 25 percent, respectively).
· Nearly two-thirds of the public opposes (65 percent) major reductions in federal funding for Medicaid as part of a plan to repeal and replace the ACA, and most continue to oppose these reductions even after hearing arguments in support of them. About half of Republicans and those who approve of President Trump support major reductions in federal funding for Medicaid.”
Read ‘em and weep boys and girls of the GOP