Obamacare: Only 1 in 5 polled want repeal before replacement ready

A new poll released Friday finds one in five voters want the Affordable Care Act repealed before a replacement plan is ready, highlighting challenges for a new Congress. Incoming president Donald Trump tweeted to GOP legislators “be careful” earlier this week.

To break it down, 20 percent of people surveyed want it gone immediately with details worked out later, while another 28 percent say wait to repeal until a replacement plan has been announced, the Kaiser Family Foundation said.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Meanwhile, 47 percent want to keep the health law entirely, exposing a nearly even national split on whether Obamacare is worth saving.

In Florida, 1.64 million sign-ups for Obamacare plans through Dec. 31 lead the nation and are running about 5 percent ahead of last year around this time, according to administration officials. That includes more than 183,000 enrollments in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

Florida and its Obamacare enrollees have the most to lose of any state, $5.2 billion, if Congress cuts off government subsidies that make premiums cheaper, research shows.

That amounts to about $305 per subsidized Florida customer per month.

 

 

 

 

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