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Only Half of Uninsured Aware of ACA Coverage Expansion

According to Kaiser Family Foundation’s August tracking poll, only half of non-elderly Americans currently without coverage are familiar with the main reforms of the ACA. Nearly half (47%) of this population do not expect to be affected at all by the ACA, either positively or negatively. However, 31% believe that it will help them gain coverage/care; 14% believe that it will hurt them, largely because they will be required to coverage they cannot afford.

While overall public opinion of the ACA has remained largely unchanged (33% favorable, 44% unfavorable, 17% unsure), 66% of Americans support the recent decision to require insurance plans to cover the full cost of birth control and other preventive service for women. Almost a quarter (24%) of the public oppose the decision.

The KFF findings are available online.

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