What should happen to The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)



President Trump and the Republican Congress have pledged to repeal and replace The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.  Let them know how you feel about it and what you want to see in replacement legislation.

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Results


Do you want to see President Trump sign legislation to repeal The Affordable Care Act before there is a replacement bill that gives Americans better healthcare coverage?

No (2)

Did you have healthcare insurance before The Affordable Care Act was passed?

Yes (2)

If you had healthcare insurance before The Affordable Care Act was passed, what happened to your healthcare insurance after The Affordable Care Act was passed? (Check all that apply)

I was not affected by the passage of The Affordable Care Act. My coverage was through my employer and it remained the same. (2)

Did you decide to not buy healthcare insurance and pay the penalty instead?

No (2)

Do you live in a state that expanded Medicaid coverage?

No (2)

If you live in a state that expanded Medicaid coverage, did you qualify and did you sign up for Medicaid coverage?

This question does not apply. My state did not expand Medicaid coverage. (2)

If Congress repeals The Affordable Care Act, what part of The Affordable Care Act do you want to see in the replacement bill? (Check all that apply)

Coverage for pre-existing conditions. (2)
Allow me to keep my current insurance policy if I prefer it over any new policy. (1)
Allow Children to stay on their parents insurance until age 26. (1)
Allow me to choose any doctor I want to choose. Protect me from losing my doctor under a new insurance plan (1)

Should the government have the right to require a person to purchase healthcare insurance if the person is earning above the poverty level?

No (2)

If a person who earns above the poverty level does not buy healthcare insurance, should hospitals and doctors be required to treat the person?

Yes (1)
No (1)

Has your job been negatively affected by The Affordable Care Act requirements placed on your employer?

No, nothing has changed for me with respect to my job, due to The Affordable Care Act. (2)

Will allowing healthcare insurance companies to sell healthcare insurance across state lines help drive down the cost of healthcare insurance?

Yes (2)

Should the government monitor and regulate the cost of healthcare costs. i.e. Should the government be able to set prices for medicines, medical procedures, medical device manufacturers and hospitals?

Yes, these are things that affect Americans right to affordable healthcare, so these things should be regulated. (2)

What are the most important things congress can address to help drive down the cost of healthcare in America?

50
Allow everyone to buy insurance from multiple countries that sell across state lines. (1)
50
Cost of medications (1)

As members of congress work on a bill to replace The Affordable Care Act, is there anything you want them to know about your healthcare needs?

50
I am on medicare, so do nothing that effects my medicare coverage unless the new bill improves medicare coverage (1)
50
MediCare must remain in place as is. Seniors with fixed incomes cannot afford additional costs to their healthcare. (1)