US Health Care Plan: Only 17% Americans Support The Bill

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A recent poll held in the US reveals just how badly the public approves of the Senate GOP’s health care bill. The citizens are very unsatisfied with the Republicans’ efforts to replace the current health care bill, the Affordable Care Act. It looks like the Republicans will have to make some changes in their proposed health care bill if they want the approval of the public.

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey reveals that a measly 17% of the respondents approve of the Senate’s health care plan called the Better Care Reconciliation Act. A whopping 55% say they disapprove of the bill and the rest answered that they are unsure about the proposal as they’ve yet to see more of it.

According to Huffington Post, the bill would be very disadvantageous to over 22 million people. Under the bill, 22 million people won’t be having any health coverage for the next 10 years. “The measure would dramatically scale back federal funding for Medicaid and financial assistance that low- and middle-income people receive to make private health insurance affordable,” says the report.

The money saved from the bill are going to be transferred to wealthy people and several health care companies through tax cuts. Obviously, the lower and middle class have the shorter end of the bargain and that’s why the bill is mostly rejected.

The health care bill proposed by the Senate is not having the best road to getting passed. It was scheduled to be voted in congress this week but after all the setbacks, the vote has been moved to next week’s July Fourth recess.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that they are still getting “at least 50 people in a comfortable place,” reports NPR. He also confirmed that the Republican senators were headed to the White House to talk with President Trump to discuss the issue.

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