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One-Third of Americans Unaware ObamaCare, ACA Are the Same

A new poll has revealed that 35 percent of Americans don’t know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing.

The Hill reports:

The figure comes from a new poll by Morning Consult that found 35 percent of Americans do not know ObamaCare is another label — made popular by the GOP — used to describe the Affordable Care Act, enacted under former President Barack Obama in 2010.

About 17 percent of Americans polled thought they were two different laws, and 18 percent said the didn’t know whether they were the same policy or two different things.

The New York Times published the results from the survey on Tuesday. Morning Consult conducted the survey in late January with a sample of 1,890 adults.

Sixty-one percent said they knew that some Americans would lose Medicaid and health insurance coverage if the law were repealed with no replacement. But 45 percent of those polled did not know the law may be repealed soon.

Republican lawmakers are preparing a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare as one of their first moves under the Trump administration.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) doubled down on plans to replace Obama’s signature healthcare law on Tuesday, saying it would be done within the year.

However, President Trump, who has promised a simultaneous replacement plan, said in an interview over the weekend the plan won’t come until next year.

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