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More than half of Californians worry they will lose health insurance if the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump repeal what’s commonly known as Obamacare, according to a poll released today.

More than half of Californians worry they will lose health insurance if the Republican Congress and President Trump repeal what’s commonly known as Obamacare, according to a poll released today.

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The findings show a widening gap between Californians and Washington D.C., with a record 65 percent saying they support the Affordable Care Act, compared to just 26 percent who oppose it. The statewide Berkeley IGS Poll administered by phone in May for the California Health Care Foundation.

Foundation President Sandra Hernández said in a statement that the findings show that Democrats, Republicans and Independents in California agree on the value of Medi-Cal, the state program that provides health coverage to low-income adults and children. “Policymakers in Washington may not understand how vital Medi-Cal is,” she said, “but Californians certainly do.”

In the survey, 69 percent of respondents described Medi-Cal as important to themselves and their families. When asked about Medi-Cal’s impact on the state overall, 88 percent described the program as important.

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