Monday, September 16, 2013

Another Poll Reveals How Little Americans Know

Yet another poll has been released showing how little Americans know about the Affordable Care Act or the nuts and bolts of their own or anyone else's health insurance.

Pew Research Center survey finds only 51 percent of the public aware of the health insurance exchanges that will soon be up and running in their state. It all starts on October 1, but awareness is especially low in the 27 states that have refused to set up their own exchange. Only 44 percent of the public in those states knows a health care exchange will soon be available—run by the federal government. In the 24 states with state-run exchanges, a larger 59 percent of the public is aware of what's about to happen. By political party, 40 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Democrats know that a health care exchange will soon be available in their state.

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