Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

#PopcornMoment: Trump, McConnell and Expectations

#PopcornMoment: Trump, McConnell and Expectations

"Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!"

Most (57%) say Republicans in Congress should work with Democrats to make improvements to the 2010 health law.

"Frankly, it shouldn't have happened", Trump said, suggesting McConnell resign if he is unable to push health care legislation through and tackle taxes and infrastructure.

About 60 per cent of people said that Trump and congressional Republicans are responsible for any problems with the health law.

Slightly more than half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 presidential election if President Trump proposed it to make sure only eligible American citizens can vote, according to a new survey.

Hey, Dems: Just voting against Trump isn't enough to win
Polls show plunging popular support for Trump

Views of the ACA continue to improve across constituents from all political parties, with 52 percent of the public viewing the law favorably, according to the latest poll from Kaiser Family Foundation. After repeal of the health care law failed in Congress, Trump said, "We'll let Obamacare fail" and "We're not going to own it". Most of those who say it is a good thing say they do not want the law repealed at all (34% of the public overall), while fewer (23% of the public overall) say it is because they had concerns with the specific bill being debated.

The GOP-controlled Senate failed to pass a health bill before it left for a summer break last week. While two-thirds of Republicans and Trump supporters report feeling "disappointed", smaller shares (30% and 37%, respectively) report feeling "angry". Marketplace coverage affects only those buying individual insurance and not those who get job-based plans or Medicare or Medicaid.

Even though only about 10 million people receive coverage through the marketplaces, about 60 percent of Americans believe that their family will be negatively affected by rising premiums in the marketplaces. Insurers said such a move would force them to leave the health law marketplaces or raise premiums.

The survey was conducted between August 1 and 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Migrant sea arrivals up sharply in Spain in 2017
More than 11,000 migrants have made their way to Spain in the first half of 2017, more than 8,300 of whom arrived by boat. According to the IOM, 117,795 refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 so far, with nearly 83 percent arriving in Italy.

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