Poll finds New Yorkers do not like the GOP health care bill
Matthew Hamilton is reporting at Capitol Confidential New Yorkers overwhelmingly oppose the federal health care bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in early May, according to a new Siena College poll. Just 10 percent of respondents want the Senate to pass the American Health Care Act in its House form, while 39 percent want the bill to be overhauled, but 46 percent want the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to remain the law of the land. Given the choice between repealing and replacing Obamacare, or keeping and improving it, the overwhelming majority, 67 percent, expressed a preference for keeping the existing law in place. There is a partisan split on the question -- 71 percent of GOP voters prefer repeal and replace; 84 percent of Democrats favor keeping and improving the Affordable Care Act. Politico New York is reporting the Congressional Budget Office Wed., May 24, released its long-awaited analysis of the House bill, finding that roughly 23 million more people would be left uninsured 10 years from now if the measure becomes law. That is nearly identical to the coverage losses the CBO forecast for the earlier version of the American Health Care Act, despite the addition of new provisions and more funding aimed at keeping more people insured.