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Poll: 35% of Americans Don't Know Obamacare, ACA Are the Same

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017 05:31 PM

One-third of Americans do not know the difference between Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act, The New York Times reports.

Seventeen percent said they thought Obamacare and the ACA were different policies while 18 percent said they didn't know if they were the same or different. Republicans were better informed, with 72 percent stating they knew the two were the same.

The percentage was higher when respondents were questioned on what would happen if Obamacare was repealed — 45 percent said they did not know that the ACA would be repealed while 12 percent said the ACA would not be repealed. Thirty-two percent said they didn't know.

The findings were published by Morning Consult, which conducted a poll of 1,890 adults on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. Interviews were done online.

President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise that he would repeal and replace Obamacare and the GOP has already started that process. But in an interview Sunday with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News, Trump said a replacement might not be in place until 2018.

Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, one of the ACA's biggest opponents, has been criticized for not already having a replacement plan in place.

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