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The Public’s Early Impression Of GOP’s Plan: Deeply Skeptical

A new poll reveals that most Americans don't think the plan will lower health care costs.

Los Angeles Times: Americans Are Skeptical About The Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare, New Poll Shows
Americans are deeply skeptical about the current House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, and few think it will bring down costs or expand coverage, a new nationwide survey finds. In fact, nearly half the country thinks the GOP plan will increase the number of uninsured and raise prices for consumers who have to buy coverage on their own, according to the poll from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. (Levey, 3/15)

CNN: Americans Divided Over GOP Health Care Bill, Kaiser Poll Finds
Although President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress promise that their plan will cover more people and cost less, nearly half of Americans don't believe it, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Wednesday. And while many Republicans are confident that defunding Planned Parenthood is the right move, the greater majority oppose that idea, it says. (Christensen, 3/15)

Kaiser Health News: Americans Not Sold On Cost And Coverage Claims In GOP’s Health Bill
A majority of the public is skeptical the Republican health plan would be an improvement over the Affordable Care Act, with widespread concerns that insurance costs would increase while people lost coverage, according to a poll released Wednesday. The dour public assessment, from interviews with 1,206 adults conducted March 6-12, came before the Congressional Budget Office released its projections on Monday. (Rau, 3/15)

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