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Dent Won’t Support Trumpcare Retry

“Based on what I’ve read, it does not change my position. I was a no, and I remain a no.”

— Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), leader of the centrist Tuesday Group, told the Washington Examiner that he still opposes the House Republican healthcare repeal bill, saying that a proposed compromise does not address his key concerns.

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Americans Want Trump to Fix Obamacare

79%

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds just 37% of Americans say Obamacare should be repealed and replaced; 61% say it should be kept and fixed instead. Even more broadly, the public by 79% to 13% says Trump should seek to make the current law work as well as possible, not to make it fail as soon as possible, a strategy he’s suggested.

Poetic Justice

What You Asked For

Obama didn’t like it when the GOP named it “Obamacare.”
Trump doesn’t like it now Dems call his “Trumpcare.”
But for all those covered by the ACA
Who voted for Trump that fateful day,
The GOP’s repeal and replace should be renamed “Chumpcare.”

Poetic Justice

Charge of the Lightweight Brigade

Rand Paul just mounted an invasion
With media alerted to the occasion.
He charged ‘cross the Hill
To wrest free the Obamacare bill,
But ’twas gone — though Rand Paul was not chastened.

Poetic Justice

It’s Soooo Complicated!

Donald Trump says Obamacare is overrated,
Whereas the Republican approach is understated.
In a month he’s learned one lesson,
And about this he ain’t jestin':
It’s that healthcare reform is really “complicated.”

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One-Third Don’t Realize ACA and Obamacare Are the Same

35%

Of Americans said either that they thought Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were two different policies (17%) or didn’t know if they were the same or different (18%), according to a new Morning Consult survey. “This confusion was more pronounced among people 18 to 29 and those who earn less than $50,000 — two groups that could be significantly affected by repeal.”

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Only 15 Percent of Physicians Support Complete Repeal of Obamacare

15%

A new survey from Penn shows what primary care physicians think of Obamacare: 15% support complete repeal (38% of Trump voters; 0% of Clinton voters).Other findings:
There is agreement among respondents that specific ACA provisions are important for U.S. health: 95% for covering preexisting conditions, 91% for tax credits for small businesses, 88% for family coverage through age 26, 73% for Medicaid expansion, 50% for the individual mandate.

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Sanders: ‘Access’ Ain’t the Same as ‘Having’

I have access to buying a $10 million home. I don’t have the money to do that.

— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), quoted by the New York Times, slamming Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) for saying that Americans would have “access” to health care insurance under a Trump administration.

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More In Favor of Obamacare Now

45%

Of Americans think the Affordable Care Act is a “good idea,” its highest mark since pollsters began asking about President Obama’s vision for a health overhaul in April 2009, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. The latest number compares with 41% who think the health law is a “bad idea.”

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Most Americans in Favor of Keeping Obamacare Until There Is an Alternative

75%

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 75% of Americans say they either want lawmakers to leave Obamacare alone, or repeal it only when they can replace it with a new health care law. Just 20% of those polled say they want to see the law killed immediately.