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Public Opinion Divided On Health Care Reform

Posted by Carah Counts on March 4, 2016

Public Opinion Divided On Health Care Reform | Carah Counts | Employer Healthcare Strategies blog by CareATC, Inc.Years after its initiation, the Affordable Care Act is still controversial.

Opinions are divided on what is to be done about President Obama's legacy legislative achievement, even among members of the same political party.

A Business Insurance survey of 1,202 individuals demonstrates the diversity of opinion.

More than 60% of Republican-identified respondents thought that the ACA should be repealed. Another 21% of Republicans thought that lawmakers should build upon the ACA, making it more efficient.

Perhaps surprisingly, nearly 10% of Democrat respondents also favored a repeal of the ACA, though 87% called to improve it, with 33% advocating that Congress build toward a single-payer system.

A significant number (40% of Republicans and 59% of Democrats) said that it's time for the United States to stop bickering about the ACA, instead focusing on more important concerns.

Though diverse, this study indicates that bipartisan public opinion is, perhaps, less polarized with regard to the ACA than it has been in years past.

Read full article at Business Insurance.

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Carah Counts

Carah is a Product Manager here at CareATC. When she's not busy working on our product strategy and roadmap, she dabbles in the occasional creative project or blog post.

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