A boy draws signs at a health insurance enrollment event in Commerce, California March 31, 2014.
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Majority of Republicans like their new health insurance plans

Updated

Republicans have devoted entire election cycles and congressional and court sessions desperately trying to destroy President Barack Obama’s health care system that, it turns out, most of the party’s members actually enjoy.

Seventy-four percent of newly insured Republicans liked their plans, according to data recently released by a research group, the Commonwealth Fund.

The figures also showed that 73% of people who bought health plans and 87% who registered for Medicaid said they were “somewhat” or “very satisfied” with their new coverage. And 77% of the public that had insurance before last year’s October rollout were content with their coverage.

Republicans staged more than 50 attempts to kill the new health care law, including a 21-hour filibuster by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who was later blamed for last year’s 16-day government shutdown.

Obama met his target for enrollments earlier this year in April when officials reported that more than 7 million people had registered for Obamacare through federal exchanges. The figures came after a disastrous rollout of the health care website, which initially prevented millions of Americans from registering for insurance plans. Many users first gave the website negative reviews because of widespread glitches and thought Obama failed at dealing with the crisis.

The percentage of adults younger than 65 who lack health insurance dropped from 20% to 15% after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in January.

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Majority of Republicans like their new health insurance plans

Updated