POLL: Obamacare’s Benefits Are Its Least Known Features
January 30 | 2014
This may help explain why Obamacare remains unpopular even after HealthCare.gov has been fixed.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that the uninsured are less informed about the law than the insured. But the biggest problem for supporters of health care reform is that the part of the law that is most unpopular — the individual mandate — is the best known. Meanwhile, far fewer people know about the benefits of the law — the ban on pre-existing conditions, tax credits and Medicaid expansion.
Misinformation continues to be rampant, with delays of parts of the law compounded by negative and confusing press coverage. People reported seeing more coverage of stories where someone was harmed by the law than helped.