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Trump Call To Repeal Affordable Care Act Unlikely To Deliver Votes For GOP


Democrat strategists have revived a successful line of attack on former President Donald Trump after Trump said over the weekend he would "never give up" on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • Trump said on Truth Social: “The cost of Obamacare is out of control, plus, it’s not good Healthcare. I’m seriously looking at alternatives.”
  • Biden campaign communications director Michael Tyler said: “Donald Trump is campaigning on a threat to rip away health care from millions of Americans, so we’re going to use every tool in our arsenal to make sure the American people know that lives are literally on the line next November."
  • Axios reports: “Democrats are eager to revive their health care playbook from 2018, when the party rode a "blue wave" to the House majority by aggressively campaigning on Republican attempts to gut Obamacare.”
  • President Biden said in remarks from the White House yesterday: "My predecessor, once again — God love him — called for cuts that could rip away health insurance from tens of millions of Americans… They just don't give up."
  • KFF tracking surveys reports that Republicans are increasingly likely to support the ACA: “Nearly 60% of Americans had a favorable view of the ACA as of May 2023, with support steadily rising from 50% at the start of the pandemic.”

Figure 1: Top Health Care Issues for Republican Voters

Source: Washington Post/KFF

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