Poll: Americans’ Awareness of ACA Provisions Is Low
March 22—Two-thirds of the uninsured and a majority of Americans overall say they have too little information to know how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect them, according to the March 2013 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Also, Americans’ awareness of the ACA’s key elements has declined somewhat since the law’s passage when media attention was at its height, the survey results find. In general, the country remains roughly evenly divided on the ACA, with 40 percent holding an unfavorable view of the law and 37 percent holding a favorable one (23 percent abstained or had no opinion). Views of the law by political party continue to be polarized, according to the survey.
Other results show the most popular provisions of the ACA, including tax credits to small businesses and the closure of the Medicare drug coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole,” remain among its least widely recognized.
Publication Date: Friday, March 22, 2013