A Reuters/Ipsos poll June 9-13 shows “a majority of the country thinks the American Health Care Act would be harmful for low-income Americans, people with pre-existing health conditions and Medicaid recipients.”
41 percent of American adults polled are opposed to the House plan. 30% support it. Another 29% said they "don't know."
According to the poll, nearly 60 percent of adults said they thought it would make insurance more expensive for low-income Americans and people with pre-existing conditions. Fifty-seven percent said it would make Medicaid less available, and 69 percent said it would cut federal money for Planned Parenthood.
Thirteen percent felt that the House plan would improve the quality of their healthcare, and 9 percent said it would make their healthcare cheaper.
About 28 percent of Americans said they would be "less likely" to support their congressional representative if he or she supported the House plan. Another 16 percent said they would be "more likely" to support their representative and 33 percent said it would make "no difference."
Republican respondents were more supportive of the House plan than others. And even those Republicans who did not like the House plan said that it is probably an improvement over the current healthcare system.
The Senate is expected to release its full plan on Thursday.