March 23, 2017

Only 17% like GOP Don't Care plan

Time - The Republican health care bill got some bad news on the day the House is scheduled to vote: Only 17 percent of American voters approve of the proposal.

According to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday, 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act, with 26 percent undecided.

The poll also found that 46 percent said they would be less likely to vote for their lawmakers if they back the Republican health care law, while only 19 percent said they would be more likely and 29 percent said it would not matter.

An even higher number opposed cuts to Medicaid. Voters opposed cutting federal funding to the health care program for the poor by 74 to 22 percent. One recent version of the bill would not allow any more states to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, allow states to require some enrollees work as a condition of getting coverage and begin reducing enrollment through attrition in 2020.

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