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Do You Want to Repeal Obamacare?

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Americans are evenly divided about whether they would want to repeal it if given the choice. 

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Affordable Healthcare Act (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)

A new Bankrate.com report finds the deadlock among Americans, with 46 percent on both sides of the issue, mirrors the division the law has caused in Congress.

According to the report, opinions of Obamacare differ greatly with age.  Those in the 18 to 29 age group are most likely to be uninsured, at about 22 percent, so they are most likely to be responding favorably to the Affordable Care Act, with 51 percent opting to keep it.  On the other hand, Americans age 65 and older are the least likely to be uninsured, at 3 percent, and are also the most likely to object to Obamacare, with only 32 percent electing to keep it.

Residents of rural areas are more likely to want to repeal Obamacare than their urban and suburban counterparts.  When it comes to geography, the Midwest is most in favor or repealing the Affodable Care Act, the Northeast is the most in favor of keeping it.  Not surprisingly, 74 percent of Democrats would vote to keep it while 79 percent of Republicans would vote to repeal it.

“While the country is divided on Obamacare, consumers must stay focused on getting informed about how the law will affect them,” said Doug Whiteman, Bankrate.com insurance analyst. “In our September report, 15 percent of Americans said they were unsure of what Obamacare is. Now that the health insurance exchanges are open, it is more important than ever for consumers to take action on the best option for them.”

Click here to view the full report.

 

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