Nov 17, 2017

Poll: Independents say it's Trump's fault if ACA enrollment numbers are bad

The latest tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that answers to blame if enrollment in Affordable Care Act coverage drops this year, like everything in health care/politics/life, comes down to partisanship. The overwhelming majority of Democrats would blame President Trump for weakening the ACA; the overwhelming majority of Republicans would blame Democrats for writing a flawed law.

Reality check: Enrollment and competition began to decline last year, before Trump was even elected. But the steps Trump has taken since then have made those problems substantially worse.

Reproduced from the Nov. 2017 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll; Chart: Axios Visuals

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