Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) tweeted out a poll to get feedback regarding Republicans’ resolve to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as Obamacare. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of people who voted wanted to keep the ACA in place.
Of the 7968 Twitter users who voted, a whopping 84% opposed the GOP goal to repeal Obamacare.
Do you support the repeal of Obamacare? RT if you do, and share what you want to see as the replacement.
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 3, 2017
Blackburn is a member of Trump’s transition team, and she was reelected in November. She may have believed that only her constituents would be voting, however the poll was retweeted from White House spokesman Eric Schultz — which may have had something to do with the results.
More than 20 million Americans enjoy health care coverage because of Obamacare, and more than 6 million uninsured young adults have gained health insurance coverage since 2010.
From HHS Gov:
“The provisions of the Affordable Care Act have resulted in an estimated 20+ million people gaining health insurance coverage between the passage of the law in 2010 and early 2016—an historic reduction in the uninsured. Those provisions include Medicaid expansion, Health Insurance Marketplace coverage, and changes in private insurance that allow young adults to stay on their parent’s health insurance plans and require plans to cover people with pre-existing health conditions.”