Poll: Do you think President-elect Donald Trump should repeal Obamacare?
Americans have been divided on the success of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act since it was passed in 2010. Also known as Obamacare, the federal individual mandate has faced tough criticism from Republicans, who now control the White House and also hold majorities in Congress.
Throughout his 2016 campaign, President-elect Donald Trump discussed the health care law, calling for a major revamping of it. According to CNN, the law has always been polarizing, and it was considered the most dramatic overhaul of American health care in modern history.
While mostly Democrats have supported the ambitious initiative, even President Obama said he’s open to making changes to it to make it “cheaper and better,” CNN reported.
CNN explains, “It has gotten more expensive — too expensive for some. Plan and doctor choices are now more limited. And there’s still a large part of the population that can’t get affordable care because their state chose not to expand Medicaid.”
Republicans have tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act more than 60 times. Some experts suggest that it could take up to two years to change the health care process. CNN reported, it is highly unlikely that Republicans will succeed in a total repeal. Despite resistance to an entire repeal, Trump said his repeal-and-replace plan is a priority under his administration.
Do you think President-elect Donald Trump should repeal Obamacare?