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Worries About Health-Care Costs Cut Across Party Lines

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Americans took out an estimated $88 billion in loans over the last 12 months for health care, a new poll finds, and an estimated 65 million American adults put off medical treatment in the last year because of costs.

The poll, from Gallup, puts into sharp relief how big of a problem health-care costs are for many Americans. It also justifies President Donald Trump‘s apparent instinct to make health care a political talking point. Last week, Trump suggested on Twitter that he wanted his party to take on replacing the Affordable Care Act right away, but then later said Republicans would deal with the act after the 2020 election

In the first two years of Trump‘s presidency, Congress was not able to agree on a replacement for Obamacare. Republicans worried the issue would not help them in their re-election campaigns, Politico reports.

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