U.S. House candidate Shantel Krebs says, “In general, the public wants to see the Affordable Care Act repealed.”
Wrong, Shantel. Right after Trump’s first failure to get a vote on ACA repeal, Gallup polled 1,028 adults nationwide and found 55% approval of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup found that 30% of respondents want to repeal and replace the ACA, 26% want to “keep the ACA in place largely as it is,” and 40% want to keep it in place “but make significant changes.”
So given three choices where one includes the word “repeal,” only 30% of Americans want to can the ACA. I challenge Shantel to show me the thesaurus that deems “30%” and “in general” synonymous.
And don’t forget, while the polling isn’t clear-cut, some portion of ACA repealers and replacers are liberals like Bernie Sanders, Rick Weiland, and me who believe we’d save more money and more lives by opening Medicare to every American.