Poll: Americans Oppose Obamacare Insurer Bailouts Even If They Would Reduce Premiums

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Poll: Americans Oppose Obamacare Insurer Bailouts Even If They Would Reduce Premiums

March 8, 2018 Download Report
Elizabeth Fender
Manager, Marketing
Elizabeth Fender serves as Manager of Marketing at The Heritage Foundation.

Summary

With health insurance premiums rising annually as a result of Obamacare taxes and regulations, Congress is considering paying health insurance companies taxpayer money to temporarily lower costs. A majority of Americans (61%) oppose these payments, even to provide temporary premium relief. Just 39% support such a measure, and only 8% strongly support it. Furthermore, two-thirds agree that subsidies like these “are not only a bailout for the companies, but also hide the fact that Obamacare is failing.”

Key Takeaways

61% oppose payments to health insurance companies to lower premiums temporarily.

28% strongly oppose these payments.

Two in three (67%) agree, “Subsidies to insurance companies are not only a bailout for the companies, but also hide the fact that Obamacare is failing.”

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Authors

Elizabeth Fender
Elizabeth Fender

Manager, Marketing