A majority of the public disapproves of congressional efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
According to the survey released early Wednesday morning, 55 percent of the public has an unfavorable view of the House-passed American Health Care Act. The same percentage said they want the Senate to either make major changes to the House bill or not pass it all.
The Senate is currently weighing how to proceed, and whether to ignore the House and write its own bill from scratch. Committee staff are working on draft legislation to jumpstart discussions when senators return to Washington next week, but underlying issues about Medicaid, insurance coverage and Planned Parenthood have yet to be solved.
An analysis of the House legislation from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that 23 million people would lose insurance, and senators are struggling to make sure their legislation covers more. The CBO also predicted steep premium increases for older consumers and many people with pre-existing conditions.http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/335678-poll-most-disapprove-of-obamacare-repeal-efforts