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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pence vowed the 'Obamacare nightmare is about to end' as its support hit an all-time high


As Republicans continue to discuss the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act, a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that public support for Obamacare is at an all-time high. Fifty-four percent of Americans approve of the health care law passed seven years ago.

This is a shift in sentiment. As recently as December, about 48 percent approved of the law, Pew reported.

The poll results were released on the same day former House Speaker John Boehner predicted that Republicans won't repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“They’ll fix Obamacare, and I shouldn’t have called it 'repeal and replace' because that’s not what’s going to happen," Boehner said. "They’re basically going to fix the flaws and put a more conservative box around it.”

He added that in his 25 years as a congressman, Republicans have "never, ever, one time agreed on what a health care proposal should look like."

Not all Republicans feel that way, though. During a primetime speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Vice President Pence reiterated that "Obamacare will be replaced with something that actually works."

“America’s Obamacare nightmare is about to end,” he said. 

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