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Only 20% Support ACA Repeal Without Replacement

47 percent say Congress should not repeal the ACA at all.
January 11, 2017

As President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress began efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new poll shows that most Americans either don’t want the health care law repealed, or prefer to delay killing the law until details of the GOP’s substitute are revealed.

Only about 20 percent of respondents to a survey by the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation support Congress repealing the law immediately and “working out the details of a replacement plan later.” Another 28 percent say Congress should vote to repeal the law only after crafting a replacement plan. 47 percent say Congress should not repeal the ACA at all.

The poll also indicates that 62 percent of Americans believe in “guaranteeing a certain level of health coverage and financial help for seniors and lower-income Americans, even if it means more federal health spending and a larger role for the federal government,” while only 31 percent say they want the government to be less involved in health care, even if it means some people do not get coverage.