Public Takes Dim View Of Trump, Hill Republicans’ Negotiating Strategy On Health Law
Large majorities oppose Republicans' consideration of allowing states to dismantle guaranteed benefits and reject the Affordable Care Act's protection for people with preexisting medical problems, according to The Washington Post-ABC News poll. Meanwhile, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) faced a hostile crowd in a town hall meeting Monday.
The Washington Post:
Public Pans Republicans’ Latest Approach To Replacing Affordable Care Act
In strategy and substance, the American public disagrees with the course that President Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing to replace the Affordable Care Act with conservative policies, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Large majorities oppose the ideas at the heart of the most recent GOP negotiations to forge a plan that could pass in the House. These would allow states to choose whether to keep the ACA’s insurance protection for people with preexisting medical problems and its guarantee of specific health benefits. (Goldstein and Clement, 4/25)
Kaiser Health News:
Health Care Worries Pull Crowd To Conservative Ohio Rep’s Town Hall
Speaking over constituents’ often-hostile shouts and angry murmurs, one of Congress’ most conservative Republicans told a tense town hall meeting here Monday that less government regulation — not more — is the solution to their rising health care premiums. “What we want to do is make sure we have the best health care system in the world and bring back affordable insurance plain and simple. That’s what I’m trying to do. That’s what we continue to focus on,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, the co-founder of the House’s conservative Freedom Caucus. Its firm opposition to the GOP’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act forced party leaders last month to yank their bill from a vote on the House floor. (Bluth, 4/25)