A majority of Americans say it is a "good thing" that the GOP's health care repeal and replacement effort failed – and that Congress should now work together to fix the Affordable Care Act, according to the August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.

The Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 1,211 U.S. adults and found that 60 percent say the GOP failure was a "good thing," and 57 percent want to see Republicans in Congress work with Democrats to make improvements to the 2010 health care law.

A significant majority (78 percent) also say that the Trump administration should not find ways to sabotage the current law – including roughly half of Republicans and supporters of President Trump, who say the administration should do what they can to make the law work (52 percent and 51 percent, respectively).

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.