New Poll Looks at Winners and Losers on the ACA Exchanges

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 11:15 am

The Kaiser Family Foundation poll has provided one of the first comprehensive looks at the new enrollees in the individual market.

One of the biggest findings of the poll is that a majority (57 percent) of people getting coverage on the exchanges say they were previously uninsured. As intended, the law resulted in more people buying coverage.


High Cost Is Still Number One Thing Keeping People From Getting Health Care Coverage

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 11:45 am

The main reason that more uninsured haven’t signed up so far is it’s still too expensive e,ven under the Affordable Care Act.

Despite High Enrollment, the Affordable Care Act Is Still Unpopular

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 8:47 am

The law is basically as unpopular as it has been for years and there is no reason to suspect that is going to change in the near future. The only silver lining in the polls for Democrats is that the Republican position of repeal is also unpopular.

Republicans Have Destroyed Their Political Standing on the Issue of Medicare

By: Friday September 28, 2012 9:48 am

Mitt Romney’s decision to pick Paul Ryan as his running mate and fully embrace Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program is looking more and more like one of the biggest unforced errors of the campaign. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll, voucherizing Medicare is extremely unpopular and Obama holds a huge advantage on the issue of Medicare.

Medicaid Expansion Is Not a Political Slam Dunk in the States

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:20 am

Even after the Supreme Court ruled that the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act must be truly optional for the states, the Medicaid expansion provision in general remains very popular. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll 67 percent of Americans hold a favorable opinion of the provision in the Affordable Care Act provision. Opinion are surprisingly different though when people are asked if their individual state should take part in the Medicaid expansion.

“Skin in the Game” Fails As a Health Care Cost Control Idea

By: Tuesday September 27, 2011 4:00 pm

Health insurance premiums for a typical employer-provided family policy grew by an incredible 9 percent this year according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation study. Not only have premiums increased for employers, but the employee cost sharing has gone up as well. But forcing employees to have more skin in the game doesn’t seem to be driving down health care costs.

It’s a Ripoff! -or- Why America Spends So Much on Health Care

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 5:37 pm

As you can see in this helpful chart from the Kaiser Family Foundation, America pays much more for health care than any other first-world country.

There are a lot of false ideas or very minor explanations that are overstated to try to justify why we pay so much.

One Year Later, Health Care Reform Actually Slightly Less Popular

By: Saturday March 19, 2011 1:00 pm

Despite predictions by some prominent Democrats that the popularity of health care reform would soar after passage, one year after it was signed by President Obama, support for the law has actually dropped slightly. According to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 42 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the law while 46 percent view it unfavorably.

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