According to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, more Americans approve of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) than disapprove of it. After the disappointing launch of HealthCare.gov in November 2013, approval was only 33%, and rose to only 53% in July 2014.
A Look at the Survey Results
- Democrats favor the law by 70%, compared to only 16% of Republicans
- One third of Democrats state the law has helped them, compared to only 5% of Republicans
- Half of survey respondents state that the law is costing more than estimated, while only 8% state that the law is costing less than estimated
Additionally, 76% of survey respondents indicated that the top healthcare priority for lawmakers are to make sure drugs for chronic conditions are affordable. Survey respondents also indicated that they want lawmakers to focus on ensuring that insurance plans have adequate provider networks and to curb costs for out-of-network care.
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