Poll: Most Dems say ObamaCare hasn't improved premium costs

A new poll shows that a majority of Democrats say that ObamaCare has not improved their premium costs or has made them worse, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey. 

The poll asked voters how the law has impacted their monthly premiums, co-pays, the medical services their plans cover, prescription drug costs and their access to medical providers. 

Twenty percent of Democrats said their premium costs have gotten worse under the health care law, with 36 percent saying they were the same. A minority, 32 percent, said they had seen an improvement. Twelve percent were unsure.

Similarly for co-pays, 16 percent said they had gotten worse under the Affordable Care Act, with 39 percent saying they were the same. Thirty-five percent said their situation with medical co-pays for visits had gotten better. Ten percent were unsure.

When asked about the services their plans covered under ObamaCare, a minority, 37 percent, said the situation had improved under the law, with 40 percent seeing no change and 12 percent saying it had gotten worse. Ten percent were unsure.

The poll comes as President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE has returned to the issue of repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

The administration is backing a Texas lawsuit that seeks to throw out the entire Affordable Care Act.

Trump said last week that Republicans "will soon be known as the party of health care." But those remarks sparked pushback from his own party, with GOP lawmakers wary of visiting an issue they believe hurt them in the 2018 midterm elections.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation Overnight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families On The Money: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to keep tax returns from NY prosecutors | Pelosi says deal on new NAFTA 'imminent' | Mnuchin downplays shutdown threat | Trump hits Fed after Walmart boasts strong earnings MORE (R-Ky.) also told Trump that the upper chamber would not take up repealing ObamaCare this year.

Trump has instead said the GOP will offer a plan for repealing the health care law after the 2020 elections.

The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted on March 30 and 31 among 1,005 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

— Julia Manchester