Support is falling off from
At a town hall meeting Saturday,
That kind of rank-and-file opposition is driving legislative leaders to reshape the legislation before bringing it to the floor Thursday. It isn't clear whether the changes will be enough.
In its current form, the Republican bill eliminates tax penalties for businesses and individuals who don't buy insurance, converts need-based subsidies to age-based tax credits, funds
Other Republican members of the state delegation did not respond to inquiries Monday, but their Democratic colleagues, who strongly oppose the bill, have heard rumblings.
"I hear they're very unsure," said
And they should be, he said, if they consider the demographics of the state.
"When you get outside
Another reason could be constituents' changing views on the Affordable Care Act. Fifty percent of
Also for the first time since 2013, more respondents told
The margin of error is plus or minus 6 percent.
"I do fly on airplanes and occasionally my Republican colleagues are on the plane with me, and they have been expressing concerns about parts of the bill. I haven't heard from anyone saying they think it's a great bill," said
"They're realizing that changing
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