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A new report finds that repealing Obamacare could cost the country nearly 2.6 million jobs


[UPDATE] 8:48 am EST |  A new poll released Friday found that 75 percent of Americans say they either want lawmakers to leave Obamacare alone, or repeal it only when they can replace it with a new health care law.

Twenty percent of those polled say that want to see the law killed immediately.

1 in 5 Americans want Congress to repeal Obamacare before replacement details are known.

A new report by the George Washington School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund states that if the Affordable Care Act, better known to some as Obamacare, is repealed, its loss could cost the country upwards of 2.6 million jobs. 

"Repeal results in a $140 billion loss in federal funding for health care in 2019, leading to the loss of 2.6 million jobs (mostly in the private sector) that year across all states," states the report. 

However, according to the report, it's not only job loss that Americans should be concerned about. 

"If replacement policies are not in place, there will be a cumulative $1.5 trillion loss in gross state products and a $2.6 trillion reduction in business output from 2019 to 2023. States and health care providers will be particularly hard hit by the funding cuts," the report states.

The ACA has been the subject of much debate, both online and off. 

And unfortunately, it hasn't been particularly civil. 

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