May 1—Four in 10 Americans (42 percent) are unaware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still in effect, according to the April 2013 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Of that 42 percent, 12 percent believe Congress repealed the law, 7 percent believe the Supreme Court overturned it, and 23 percent say they don’t know enough to indicate what the status of the law is.

Poll results also found that 50 percent of Americans favor having their state expand Medicaid, while 41 percent favor keeping their state’s program as it is today. Those percentages have been roughly stable since last summer. Yet three of four Americans say they are not aware what their state’s leaders have decided on the issue.

The percentage of those surveyed who said they lacked enough information to understand how the ACA will affect their family is higher among the uninsured and low-income households, according to the poll.

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2013