Public Wants To Keep ACA Coverage for Preexisting Conditions

Democrats, of course, favor the ACA provision, but even a majority of Republicans like it

Fifty-eight percent of Republican voters say that they want to keep ACA a provision that prohibits denying somebody coverage for preexisting conditions, and another that prohibits charging sick people more for coverage, according to a Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Meanwhile, 88% and 85% of Democratic voters favor the two provisions respectively; for independent voters, it’s 77% and 70%.    

“The requirement that insurers treat people with preexisting conditions the same as those with pristine health histories allowed the law to expand coverage to millions of previously uninsurable people starting in 2014,” according to the tracking poll.