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Poll: Majority Want to Preserve Obamacare Consumer Protection

Poll: Majority Want to Preserve Obamacare Consumer Protection
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By    |   Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:27 AM

Seventy-five percent of Americans said it is very important to them that the provisions in Obamacare that prohibits health insurance companies from denying coverage because of a person’s medical history remains law, according to a survey by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation released on Wednesday.

Another 15 percent said keeping these provisions was somewhat important, while less than 10 percent said preserving them was not too important or not important at all.

Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration tried unsuccessfully last year to roll back those protections, and currently a group of 20 GOP attorneys general and governors, joined by the Trump administration, is suing in federal court, seeking to wipe out the entire law, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Other results from the Kaiser survey included:

  • Seventy-two percent said it is “very important” that the provision that prohibits health insurance companies from charging sick people more remains law, while an additional 19 percent say it is “somewhat important.”
  • Eighty-nine percent said they are concerned about the increases in the amount individuals pay for health care, with about six in ten saying they are “very concerned.”
  • Two-thirds of Americans say they are either “very worried” (38 percent) or “somewhat worried” (29 percent) about being able to afford their own or a family member’s unexpected medical bills. This concern tops a list of possible problems that includes other health care costs as well as other household expenses.

The poll was conducted Aug. 23-28 among a nationally representative sample of 1,201 adults. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the full sample.

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