Survey: Healthcare CEOs overwhelmingly oppose ObamaCare repeal

Survey: Healthcare CEOs overwhelmingly oppose ObamaCare repeal
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More than two-thirds of healthcare CEOs oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey by Modern Healthcare.


A total of 68 percent of healthcare leaders reject the Republican Party’s approach to dismantling the healthcare law, while about one-third said they’d take a wait-and-see approach. Republicans in Congress have vowed to release a healthcare plan before the Republican National Convention in July.

Healthcare leaders say they stand behind ObamaCare in far greater numbers than voters: A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that 35 percent of people supported repealing the law, with another 14 percent who support scaling back its provisions.

The CEO group also reject an approach from Democrats — made popular recently by presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOn The Money: Shutdown hits Day 24 | Trump touts need for wall in speech to farmers | Poll numbers sag | House Dems push stopgap bills | How the shutdown could harm the economy | TSA absences raise stakes for deal Overnight Health Care: House Dems launch major drug pricing investigation | Judge blocks Trump contraception rule rollback | Booker tries to shake doubts about pharmaceutical ties ahead of 2020 | FDA to resume high-risk food inspections Gillibrand to kickstart 2020 White House bid before weekend Iowa trip MORE — to create a single-payer system.

Sixty-two percent of CEOs said they supported scrapping the private insurance market to make way for a Medicare-for-all system — nearly the same figure who are opposed to repealing ObamaCare.

The quarterly survey from Modern Healthcare includes about 90 healthcare leaders at hospitals, insurance companies, physician groups, trade associations and other not-for-profit advocacy groups.