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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) as he promotes a newly unveiled Republican tax plan with House Republican leaders within the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, November 2, 2017.
A solid majority of Americans — 61 percent — say President Donald Trump along with his fellow Republicans are responsible for any future problems with Obamacare, according to a poll released Friday.
The poll also found strong distrust of Trump’s health-care goals — along with in which half of Americans will blame the Trump administration’s actions to weaken Obamacare if fewer people sign up for individual health insurance plans This kind of enrollment season.
Just 37 percent said any fall-off in enrollment might be the fault of the Obama administration along with Democrats in Congress, who created the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is actually formally known.
The Kaiser Family Foundation poll comes a day after the Senate Finance Committee approved a tax bill in which might repeal Obamacare’s requirement in which most people have health insurance or pay a fine.
The findings also come three weeks into the first full Obamacare enrollment season under the Trump administration.
Trump along with most congressional Republicans favor repeal of much of the ACA. Despite months of efforts This kind of year, they have been unable to win approval of a replacement.
Since Trump took office in January, his administration has made a series of moves to undercut Obamacare. Those actions have been blamed for driving up prices for Obamacare plans in 2018 along with for spurring some insurers to drop out of ACA marketplaces. They also have raised concerns among advocates for the law in which enrollment in Obamacare plans will fall in 2018.
Trump along with his health-care officials have repeatedly said in which any problems with the program are the fault of Democrats who passed the ACA into law.
While Trump’s health-care policy goals are common with many Republican voters, the public as a whole does not tend to think highly of them.
Sixty percent of respondents “do not trust President Trump to do what’s best when the item comes to health care in This kind of country,” Kaiser said in a summary of the poll’s results.
along with majorities of people of all political affiliations say in which because Trump along with Republicans are in control of the federal government, “they are responsible for the health care law moving forward.”
Just 27 percent said in which Obama along with Democrats are responsible for any future problems with the law.
Among all respondents, 50 percent have a favorable view of Obamacare along with 46 percent hold an unfavorable view.
Most Republicans, 81 percent, hold an unfavorable view, while 80 percent of Democrats like the law.
Independents are split, with 50 percent seeing the law unfavorably along with 43 percent holding a favorable view.
Kaiser’s poll, which had a margin of error of 3 percentage points, questioned 1,201 adults via telephone coming from Nov. 8 to 13.