Affordable Care Act Enrollment

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People Like Obamacare Coverage More Than Traditional Plans, Study Finds

People who purchased coverage through Obamacare are more satisfied with their plans than those with other types of insurance, according to a new national survey. Overall, Obamacare enrollees rated their satisfaction over the last year at 696 out of 1,000, compared to the 679-point rating by those with employer-based plans, the results showed. The survey, … Continue reading

GOP Gubernatorial Wins Could Keep Millions Of Americans From Getting Health Insurance

Tuesday’s re-election of Republican governors in closely contested races in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maine, and Kansas dims the chances of Medicaid expansion in those states, potentially preventing millions of low-income Americans from gaining access to affordable health insurance. But those aren’t the only states where the federally-funded expansion is in jeopardy after the GOP midterm … Continue reading

New Research Shows Anti-Obamacare Ads May Have Backfired In A Big Way

Millions of dollars in conservative ads against Obamacare might have backfired and actually boosted enrollment in key states, according to a new study.  A fellow with the Brookings Institution found a positive association between spending on anti-Obamacare ads and enrollment in health plans under the law. He published these findings on Wednesday. Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi, … Continue reading

Surprise! Republicans Actually Like Obamacare, New Study Finds

  Despite investing millions of dollars in opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Republicans appear to have had little success in turning Americans against the law. In fact, according to a new poll from the Commonwealth Fund, individuals and families who enroll in Obamacare — including the overwhelming majority of Republicans — are satisfied with … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Is Achieving Major Goals, New Report Shows

The Affordable Care Act has been successful at achieving some major goals in the first year of its full implementation, according to a new study from The Commonwealth Fund. There are three important findings from the study: The uninsured rate is dropping, most people like their new insurance plans (even Republicans!), and most people are … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Drives Uninsured Rate To Lowest On Record

New polling by Gallup shows that the uninsured rate has plunged to a historic low, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s effort to expand coverage to more Americans. By the end of June, the percentage of Americans without health insurance had dropped to 13.4 percent — the lowest-ever rate recorded by Gallup in more than … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Offers ‘Historic Opportunity’ To Improve Public Health, Health Care: New Report Details Long-Term Impact Of Health Care Reform

President Obama’s health care reform law will result in wider public health benefits because of a greater emphasis on preventive medicine, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, will advance health not only … Continue reading

Obamacare Opponents Beware: 15 Signs The Affordable Care Act Is Working

As opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to insist that the new health care law is a ‘failure,’ the evidence on its success is accumulating. In just the past few months, we’ve seen a growing consensus among health care policy experts and economic analysts, who overwhelmingly agree that, although it’s still early, things … Continue reading

Best News Yet? First Major Study Of Obamacare Enrollees Finds 6 In 10 Were Previously Uninsured

This week brought even more good news for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and more bad news for those hoping it would fail. According to a new study, nearly six in 10 people who bought health insurance from the ACA’s exchanges in the first enrollment period were previously uninsured — many for several years or more. … Continue reading

Medicaid Expansion Slashes Uninsured Rate In America’s Biggest Cities

The Affordable Care Act is already significantly cutting the number of people without health insurance in big cities across the country—but much more so in states that are expanding Medicaid eligibility rules, according to a new study. Cities in states that are expanding Medicaid will also get billions of dollars more in federal spending than their counterparts in … Continue reading

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