Americans Support Current Protections and Expanding HealthCare Assistance According to Poll
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, most Americans want to see lower prices and the current protections and benefits of the ACA upheld or expanded. Meanwhile, about 30% are against Medicare-for-all and about 30% are for ACA repeal.
Instead of trying to re-summarize everything, I will instead simply point you to the official Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll from April 2019.
With that said, for those who want a quick and simple look, I’ve provided on important table below which shows approval for different measures by party.
The notable thing here is that support for protecting pre-existing conditions and lowering costs is very high, while support for specific items that have been politicized (ACA marketplace assistance, ACA repeal, and Medicare-for-all) is low.
|Table 1: Prescription Drug Costs and Pre-Existing Condition Protections Top Public’s Health Care Priorities for Congress; Democrats and Republicans Also Prioritize Partisan Ideas|
|Percent who say the following is a top priority for Congress to work on:||Total||Democrats||Independents||Republicans|
|Lowering prescription drug costs for as many Americans as possible||68%||77%||64%||66%|
|Making sure the ACA’s pre-existing condition protections continue||64||82||62||47|
|Protecting people from surprise high out-of-network medical bills||50||55||49||45|
|Implementing a national Medicare-for-all plan||31||47||26||14|
|Repealing and replacing the ACA||27||16||22||52|
|Expanding government financial help for those who buy their own insurance coverage on the ACA marketplace to include more people||26||36||23||18|