Americans Eager For Leaders To Cooperate To Make Health Law Work

Meanwhile, 57 percent of Americans said they want Republicans to work with Democrats to improve the law. “GOP [Republican Party] approval has sharply declined this legislative session as congressional Republicans have struggled to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act”, the pollster said in a press release.

Seventeen percent, though, think Trump should make the law fail so it can be replaced later. Almost two-thirds of the public oppose the presidents negotiating tactics, the survey said. Sixty percent of respondents said that Trump and Republicans are responsible for the Affordable Care Act, but only 36 percent of Republicans and Trump supporters agreed with that proposition, with 56 percent and 53 percent, respectively, saying Democrats and former President Barack Obama are responsible.

Asked how they would vote if elections for Congress were being held today, 51% of respondents said Democrat compared to 40% expressing support for the Republicans.

The poll also found that the majority of the public continues to view ObamaCare favorably.

The poll comes after the failure of the Senate GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill. The House in May passed a bill to partially repeal the law and drastically cut Medicaid.

Fifty-two percent say they have a favorable view of ObamaCare while 39 percent say they don’t.

Similarly, six in 10 (60%) say that insurers’ decisions not to sell insurance plans in certain marketplaces will affect everyone with insurance, and three-quarters (76%) say so about insurers charging higher premiums in certain marketplaces.

Even though only about 10 million people receive coverage through the marketplaces, about 60 percent of Americans believe that their family will be negatively affected by rising premiums in the marketplaces.

The survey was conducted between August 1 and 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.