Poll: Majority still skeptical about House health plan
© Greg Nash

As Senate Republicans move to unveil their healthcare reform plan Thursday, a majority of Americans remain skeptical about the earlier plan aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare that passed the House, according to a new Reuters poll.

Nearly 60 percent of Americans believe the House plan will mainly hurt poor people and those with pre-existing conditions, according to the poll conducted June 9–13.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that the plan would likely make cuts to Medicaid, and 69 percent believe Republicans will cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood.


Overall, 41 percent of Americans oppose the House GOP plan to repeal ObamaCare, compared with just 30 percent who support it. Another 29 percent of respondents said they "don't know" and are waiting for more information.

About 28 percent of respondents also said they would be "less likely" to support a member of Congress who supported the House bill, while just 16 percent said they would be "more likely" to support a lawmaker who voted for the bill.

The Reuters-Ipsos poll of 1,492 adults included 671 Democrats and 501 Republicans with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.