Poll: Americans Divided On Health Law But Oppose Defunding It
A majority of Americans don't want to defund Obamacare, even as they remain divided on liking the law. The poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation also found that 51 percent of Americans don't understand how the law will affect them. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the Foundation.)
Los Angeles Times: Americans Oppose Withholding Funds For Health Law, Poll Shows
While Americans remain deeply divided over President Obama’s health care law, a clear majority opposes withholding funding to implement the 2010 law, a new national survey indicates. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they disapprove of cutting off funding for the Affordable Care Act, while just 36 percent say they would approve such a move, according to the most recent poll from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation (Levey, 8/28).
CBS News Majority Oppose GOP Plan To Defund Obamacare, Poll Finds
A clear majority of Americans are opposed to the Republican-led effort to defund Obamacare, a new poll shows. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they disapprove of the proposal to cut off funding as a way to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation (Condon, 8/28).
The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire: Consumers Remain Baffled By Health Law, Poll Shows
Two big numbers to think about today: There are 33 days until open-enrollment season for insurance coverage under the new health law begins, and 51 percent of Americans say they don’t understand how it will affect them or their family, according to the latest tracking poll from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. That proportion is higher among the uninsured, the mid-August poll found. Some 62 percent of the uninsured say they don't have enough information about the health law, which aims to extend coverage to millions of them through new insurance marketplaces and subsidies towards the cost of premiums (Radnofsky, 8/28).
CBS News Health Insurance Choices For Young Adults
A new survey showed that the number young adults who go without health insurance has dropped from 18.1 million in 2011 to 15.7 million in 2013. According to the report, Covering Young Adults Under the Affordable Care Act, its estimated that 7.8 million of the 15 million young adults who were enrolled as a covered dependent under a parent's health plan last year would not have been eligible for this coverage without the dependent coverage provision now required under the new health reform law (Martin, 8/28).