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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:23 AM

Republicans Have a Big Health Care Problem [View all]

December 18, 2018 at 9:56 am EST By Taegan Goddard

Now that a Texas judge has ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — all because of its individual mandate — a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll suggests Republicans “may find themselves wishing for a different outcome.”

“There is little hope of a deal with Democrats on health reform in a divided Congress if the decision is upheld. Democrats will now use the 2020 campaign to paint Republicans as threatening a host of popular provisions in the ACA. And here’s the kicker: protections for pre-existing conditions, the provision that played such a big role in the midterms, is not even the most popular one.”

Here are some of the more popular provisions that would be eliminated — in order of their popularity:

Young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance policies until age 26: 82% of the public supports this, including 66% of Republicans.

Subsidies for lower and moderate income people: 81% support this, including 63% of Republicans.

Closing the “donut hole” so there’s no gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage: 81% like this, as do 80% of Republicans.

Eliminating costs for many preventive services: 79% support this, as do 68% of Republicans.
Medicaid expansion: 77% like it, as do 55% of Republicans.



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