After failure of “Repeal & Replace” measures, Harvard researchers examine the state of public opinion.
The New England Journal of Medicine published a report analyzing 27 national opinion polls by 12 survey organizations. It provides a look at four critical issues relevant to the previous House and recent Senate health care decisions.
The comprehensive examination looks at the public favorability of the current law, the public values underlying the debate about the future, support for various health policy changes in the proposed Republican legislation, and support for the overall Republican proposals debated in the House and Senate.
In the article read about these topics:
Public attitudes about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Public values underlying the debate
Public views about elements of a Repeal and Replace proposal, including:
Reducing the number of people receiving subsidies
Reducing the number of Medicaid beneficiaries and spending
Ending individual mandate
Permitting “skinny” benefit plans
Charging more for pre-existing condition coverage
Read more about all this and the interesting conclusions the authors made in The New England Journal of Medicine