Public Sees Bumpy Launch of Health Insurance Exchanges
Public awareness of the new health insurance exchanges has increased significantly over the past month, but the public’s overall impression is the launch is not going well.
Most of the uninsured plan to get coverage soon, but not necessarily because of the law
A majority of Americans without health insurance say they will obtain it in the next six months, but only 26% say it is because of the health law’s requirement.
On Twitter: Dueling views on the shutdown and Obamacare
Two separate, but related conversations have been prominent on Twitter—one about the government shutdown and the other about President Obama’s health care law, the landmark legislation at the heart of the Congressional impasse that triggered the shutdown.
21% of Americans without health insurance do not use the internet
Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.
Most Americans have not felt impact of new health care law
About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.
Boehner’s hard line on budget is in step with GOP primary voters
This week, House Speaker John Boehner agreed to tie funding of the government to defunding Obamacare, as conservative members of his caucus have demanded. This proposal may be unlikely to survive the Democratic-controlled Senate, not to mention the president’s veto pen, but recent Pew Research Center surveys show that it is clearly in step with […]
Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges
Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Four takeaways from Tuesday’s Census income and poverty release
On Tuesday the Census Bureau released its annual trove of data on income, poverty and health insurance in 2012. Here were some of the key findings on household income: New data show that median household income has stagnated for the longest period since the government began collecting such data in 1967. In 2012 the median […]
Foes of Health Law Divided on Next Steps
While opposition to the Affordable Care Act continues to run deep, critics are divided over whether the effort should be to make the law work as well as possible or to make it fail.
Chart of the Week: The ’young invincibles’ and health insurance
One of the phrases coined during the debate over President Obama’s health care overhaul was the “young invincibles,” referring to the large share of young adults who did not have health insurance because they thought their age made it less likely they would get sick, or just were not in a position to afford coverage. […]