The healthcare program has been in the news from before Trump stepped into the Oval Office. Criticism of the Obamacare plan in existence then was a big part of his campaign and he repeatedly committed to bringing in a complete overhaul. A previous attempt by the Republicans to present a new healthcare bill met with failure and since then key members have been closeted with a mandate to come up with a new one that will surely win the majority support. This seems to be a big challenge though because of the one in place now, the American Health Care Act which was cleared last month, is facing dwindling support.
Approval rate dips
When the American Healthcare Act was passed last month, it was met with both protest and praise although there was a lot of confusion about how exactly it fulfilled the poll promises made by the President. The bill did have a number of issues and these became the subject of many discussions and analyses. At that point of time, the Act drew an approval rate of 39% according to the Morning Consult Poll. Now, a recent poll conducted shows that the support has waned to 35%. A four-point drop over a period of just a month is fairly indicative of the Act's success.
Voters object to elimination of key aspects of Obamacare
About 49% of the votes mentioned that their dissatisfaction with the bill stems from the fact that it does not have some key aspects that found a place in Obama's Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Earlier only 44% of the voters objected to this bill on account of this factor.
Republican opposition grows too
The bill has come in for attack even by members of the party which is fielding it. Republicans opposing the bill in May stood at 15% but now this number has grown to 30%, the doubling showing how unpopular it has become in a very short period of time.
In related news, a new healthcare plan is being drafted by the Republicans but the details are being kept under wraps for now by the party members involved in the process. In fact, though the draft is set to be unveiled this week, very few are actually aware of what the plan itself contains and how it differs on key aspects of the Obamacare or the current American Healthcare Act passed recently.