Republican Legislators Get Impetus to Repeal Law as Many Americans Actually Don’t Know that Obamacare is the Affordable Care Act!

The survey also noted that knowledge of the impact of the repeal of the law was very much lacking as 39% of people surveyed said they did not know or incorrectly stated that Medicaid subsidies would not go away if Obamacare is repealed.

Kyle Dropp of Morning Consult and Brendan Nyhan of Dartmouth University explained that the knowledge gap on Medicaid credits was split on a partisan line.

About 53% of Republicans said they were unsure or responded incorrectly when asked about the impact of repeal on Medicaid subsidies. Only 21% of Democrats said they didn’t know or incorrectly answered the question on Medicaid subsidies.

The split comes as Republicans are taking steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Congress while also attempting to draft and coalesce around a replacement.

Recently, however, Republicans have shifted their tone regarding the ACA, choosing to call their plan a repair of the law rather than a repeal.

At the same time, polls have shown the ACA’s popularity slowly climbing as Democrats push the more popular aspects of the law, such as the more than 20 million people who have been covered by its various provisions.

The bigger question for the Republican legislators is how they intend to repeal the law as promised by Donald Trump when in fact, what they only have in mind is to modify the existing one as it is obvious that Obamacare has its upsides as much as it does have its downsides.

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