Jan 26, 2017 - Health

Only 15% of primary care physicians support Obamacare repeal

Pete Souza / White House

A new survey from Penn shows what primary care physicians think of Obamacare:

  • 15% support complete repeal (38% of Trump voters; 0% of Clinton voters)
  • Agreement that specific ACA provisions are important for U.S. health: 95% for covering preexisting conditions, 91% for tax credits for small businesses, 88% for family coverage through age 26, 73% for Medicaid expansion, 50% for the individual mandate

The takeaway: In 2015, doctor support for Obamacare split largely along partisan lines. This new poll shows that — just as general support for Obamacare reached a high after Trump's win — doctors are people, too.

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