New Poll Shows Support for Health Reform Growing, Republicans Continue Attempts To Take Away Your Benefits

Posted on by Karina

As Congressional Republican Leaders announced yet another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act today, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released this morning shows support has grown dramatically over the past month:

By a seven-point margin, more Americans have a favorable opinion of the health reform law signed into law earlier this year — 48% to 41%.

By an eight-point margin, Independents favor the new health reform law 49% to 41%.

Overall support for the new law jumped seven percent from May to June.

Congressional Republicans want to repeal health reform–including the popular new Patient's Bill of Rights and other reforms that put Americans, not the insurance companies, in control of their own health care. The Kaiser poll shows the American people — regardless of political affiliation — overwhelmingly support the very benefits of the law Republicans want to take away from Americans:

87% support health insurance exchanges — including 94% of Democrats, 88% of Independents and 77% of Republicans.

82% support giving tax credits to small businesses — including 89% of Democrats, 79% of Independents and 79% of Republicans.

81% support gradually closing the Medicare prescription drug donut hole — including 96% of Democrats, 77% of Independents and 71% of Republicans.

78% support high risk pools for individuals with pre-existing conditions — including 85% of Democrats, 78% of Independents and 67% of Republicans.

76% support subsidy assistance for individuals — including 90% of Democrats, 73% of Independents and 63% of Republicans.

71% support extending dependent coverage to children up to age 26 — including 84% of Democrats, 72% of Independents and 54% of Republicans.

69% support expanding Medicaid – including 80% of Democrats, 71% of Independents and 54% of Republicans.

69% support federal review of health insurance premium increases — including 83% of Democrats, 69% of Independents and 53% of Republicans.

65% support ending gender rating – including 75% of Democrats, 69% of Independents and 60% of Republicans.

64% support eliminating caps on lifetime benefits — including 67% of Democrats, 70% of Independents and 57% of Republicans.

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