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 SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity Tlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit 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.