10 key elements of the AHCA: 30 statistics on the Democrat-Republican divide

Written by Laura Dyrda | March 15, 2017 | Print  |

Democrats and Republicans assess the American Health Care Act differently — both in Congress and among voters. The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a poll to see where people stand on a number of issues related to the new healthcare bill.

Here is how Democrat and Republican voters responded, compared to the total public response:

1. Thinks there will be fewer people with health insurance under the AHCA:

• Democrats: 68 percent
• Republicans: 22 percent
• Total public: 48 percent

2. Thinks the number of people with health insurance will increase:

• Democrats: 13 percent
• Republicans: 34 percent
• Total public: 18 percent

3. Thinks there will be increased costs for people purchasing their own healthcare insurance:

• Democrats: 71 percent
• Republicans: 19 percent
• Total public: 48 percent

4. Thinks there will be decreased costs for people purchasing their own healthcare insurance:

• Democrats: 6 percent
• Republicans: 46 percent
• Total public: 23 percent

5. Thinks the AHCA will provide higher deductible insurance plans:

• Democrats: 60 percent
• Republicans: 16 percent
• Total public: 41 percent

6. Thinks the AHCA will provide lower deductible insurance plans:

• Democrats: 13 percent
• Republicans: 41 percent
• Total public: 25 percent

7. Thinks there will be fewer protections for pre-existing conditions:

• Democrats: 49 percent
• Republicans: 9 percent
• Total public: 32 percent

8. Thinks there will be more protections for pre-existing conditions:

• Democrats: 12 percent
• Republicans: 20 percent
• Total public: 32 percent

9. Thinks Congress should not vote to repeal:

• Democrats: 78 percent
• Republicans: 14 percent
• Total public: 51 percent

10. Thinks Congress should vote to repeal the law immediately and work out details later:

• Democrats: 10 percent
• Republicans: 36 percent
• Total public: 19 percent

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