Like Health Care Reform? More of Us Do
It's been five years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, and attitudes toward the law have become a little more positive.
Just last year, about half of respondents in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll said they had an unfavorable view of the law (34 percent were favorable), but this past April, only 42 percent said their view was unfavorable, while 43 percent were in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
Support from Democrats account for much of the surge. Seventy percent of Americans with that political affiliation approve of the law, up from 58 percent last year. More Republicans also have a favorable view, at 16 percent, up from 9 percent last year.
The positive attitudes are attributed to one key change: the creation of public insurance exchanges in which lower-income individuals can use federal premium subsidies to purchase coverage. For the most part, chiropractic and rehabilitation services are covered by the ACA.
Regardless of political affiliation, opposition to the 2010 health care reform law has dropped, according to a new survey.
The poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that in April 43 percent of respondents had a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, while 42 percent had an unfavorable view and 14 percent didn't know.
By contrast, in January 2014, 50 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of the law, while just 34 percent had a favorable view and 16 percent didn't know.
This article excerpt, by Jerry Geisel, originally appeared here: http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150511/NEWS03/150519987/health-care-reform-law-gaining-popularity.
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