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Poll: Only 1 in 4 want ObamaCare repealed

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Only one-quarter of the public wants to repeal ObamaCare completely, according to a new poll. 
{mosads}The poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 26 percent of the country wants to repeal the entire law. Meanwhile, 30 percent want to expand the law, 19 percent want to keep it as is and 17 percent want to scale it back. 
The results come as Republicans plan for how to repeal ObamaCare early next year. The date that repeal takes effect is likely to be delayed for a couple of years, though, as Republicans try to come up with a replacement plan for the 20 million people who gained coverage through ObamaCare. 
The poll finds an uptick in Republican respondents who want to scale back the law, rather than fully repealing it, since the elections. In October, the poll found 69 percent of Republicans wanted to fully repeal the law. Now, that number is 52 percent. The share calling to scale it back rose from 11 percent to 24 percent at the same time. 
The poll also finds that while the public is split on the law overall, the individual components are largely popular, except for the law’s mandate that everyone get insurance or pay a fine. Provisions like giving financial assistance to help people afford coverage and preventing insurers from denying coverage for preexisting health conditions both have 80 percent support. 
The mandate has just 35 percent support, though many health experts say it is necessary to make the rest of the law work and make sure healthy people enroll as well.  

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