New Poll Looks at Winners and Losers on the ACA Exchanges

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 10:26 am

One of the biggest findings of the poll is that a majority (57%) of people getting coverage on the exchanges say they were previously uninsured. As intended, the law resulted in more people buying coverage.

High Cost Is Still Number One Thing Keeping People From Getting Health Care Coverage

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 8:58 am

The main reason that more uninsured haven’t signed up so far is it still seems too expensive, even under the Affordable Care Act. From Kaiser Family Foundation: This reminds me of candidate Obama’s┬ámain complaint against the idea of the individual mandate, which if mandates alone worked we could end homelessness by just mandating everyone buy [...]

Despite High Enrollment, the Affordable Care Act is Still Unpopular

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 7:24 am

While signups on the exchanges may have reached 8 million that seems to have had little impact on popular opinion about the health care law. Indications are that support for the Affordable Care Act remains as weak as it has been for the past few years. Two new polls find support for the ACA at [...]

Medicaid Expansion Is Not a Political Slam Dunk in the States

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:07 am

Even after the Supreme Court ruled that the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act must be truly optional for the states, the Medicaid expansion provision in general remains very popular. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll 67 percent of Americans hold a favorable opinion of the provision in the Affordable Care Act [...]

“Skin in the Game” Fails As a Health Care Cost Control Idea

By: Tuesday September 27, 2011 12:55 pm

Health insurance premiums for a typical employer-provided family policy grew by an incredible 9 percent this year according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation study. Not only have premiums increased for employers, but the employee cost sharing has gone up as well. Compared to only a few years ago, there has been a big increase [...]

Fewer People Think Health Care Reform Will Help the Uninsured

By: Monday August 29, 2011 1:25 pm

For the first time, not even a majority think the uninsured will be better off as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) according to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll. Only 49 percent of Americans think the uninsured will be better off as a result the new law. This is a huge [...]

It’s a Ripoff! -or- Why America Spends So Much on Health Care

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 4:16 pm

As you can see in this helpful chart from the Kaiser Family Foundation, America pays much more for health care than any other first-world country. There are a lot of false ideas or very minor explanations that are overstated to try to justify why we pay so much. Other countries are just evil nations that [...]

One Year Later, Health Care Reform Actually Slightly Less Popular

By: Friday March 18, 2011 12:23 pm

Despite predictions by some prominent Democrats that the popularity of health care reform would soar after passage, one year after it was signed by President Obama, support for the law has actually dropped slightly. According to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 42 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the law while 46 [...]