People continue Obamacare insurance plan instead of Trump’s short term plans. According to the surveys their premiums are either lower this year than they were last year.
The poll conducted by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. It also found that Obamacare insurance holder are not interested in switching to the skimpier, short-term plans. These plans of Trump administration have fewer benefits and lower premiums.
Liz Hamel, director of public opinion and survey research for the Kaiser Family Foundation, said the poll results highlight the contradiction between political rhetoric and reality.
“Obamacare is collapsing, and we must act decisively to protect all Americans,” Trump said in his first address to Congress in 2017.
The Trump administration ended refund to insurance companies to cover the discounts they’re required to give low-income customers. The administration also shortened the sign-up period for 2018 plans and cut outreach funding.
Trump has directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make it easier for people to buy short-term plans. These are the limitation to the Obama administration. Such plans tend to cost less, but provide fewer benefits.
“We know that people say that health insurance is important. They want it and they need it,” Hamel said. “The mandate isn’t the main reason that they’re getting it.”
It often does not cover pre-existing conditions. The vast majority 84% of those who buy insurance on their own said they would prefer to keep their current plan. They don’t want to switch to the short-term insurance.