New poll shows majority of Americans approve Obamacare


Obamacare is more popular than ever, according to a new poll -- but that doesn't mean people don't want changes.

It turns out most Americans are fans of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new Gallup poll. The poll shows 55 percent of Americans approve of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law -- a significant bump up in favorability from five months ago when a Gallup poll showed the health care law's favorability at 42 percent.

The Affordable Care Act's new rating marks the first time a majority of Americans have approved of the health care law since Gallup first asked Americans about the ACA in November 2012.

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While 30 percent now want to repeal the legislation, 40 percent want to keep the law, but make significant changes.

House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled President Trump and the GOP's legislative attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare with a newly crafted American Health Care Act. The Trump administration, Republican leadership and more conservative colleagues in the Freedom Caucus frequent met as they attempted to get the law passed, but Ryan was unable to get a firm vote count. He ultimately pulled the bill from the House floor without a vote after meeting with the president.

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According to a Politico report, a "secret Freedom Caucus pact" brought down the Trumpcare legislation, causing Trump to declare political battle against registered members of the Republican party within the Freedom Caucus in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Key members of the Trump administration, including Vice President Mike Pence, invited a group of moderate Republicans to the White House this week, in hopes of reviving their attempt at health care reform.

Lawmakers have said there could be revised text of a health care bill as early as this week.

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Patrick Baldwin of Veuer contributed to this report.