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Mar 2013 tracking charts

  1. 1. Few Have Heard About State Decisions on Exchanges andMedicaid ExpansionHow much, if anything have you heard about your As far as you know, has your state’s governorstate’s decision on whether to create a state-run announced that your state will expand Medicaid,health insurance exchange or marketplace where announced that your state will not expand Medicaid,people who don’t get coverage through their jobs can not announced their decision, or have you not heardshop for insurance? enough about this to say? Has not announced Announced decision Dk/ Ref. state will 6% 2% not expand A lot Medicaid 7% 7% Announced Some state will 15% expand Medicaid Nothing at 7% all Not heard 48% enough to say Only a little 78% 29%SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted March 5-10, 2013)
  2. 2. More Favor Expanding Their State’s Medicaid Program ThanOpposeAs you may know, the health care law expands Medicaid to provide health insurance to more low-income uninsuredadults. The federal government will initially pay the entire cost of this expansion, and after several years, states willpay 10 percent and the federal government will pay 90 percent. The Supreme Court ruled that states may choosewhether or not to participate in this expansion. What do you think your state should do? Keep Medicaid as it is today Expand Medicaid to cover more low-income people Total 41% 52% Democrats 20% 76% Independents 46% 44% Republicans 67% 26%NOTE: Other/Neither (vol.) and Don’t know/Refused answers not shown.SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted March 5-10, 2013)
  3. 3. Public: What Health Cost Growth Slowdown?Over the past few years, would you say the cost of Would you say the amount you and your family arehealth care for the nation as a whole has been going paying for health care and health insurance has beenup faster than usual, going up slower than usual, or going up over the past few years, going down, or stayinggoing up abut the same amount? about the same? (If going up) Would you say your health care costs have been going up faster than usual, slower Going up than usual, or about the same amount? slower than Dk/Ref. Going down usual 4% 2% 4% Dk/Ref. 7% Going up faster than Going up usual faster than Staying 34% Going up usual about the about the 58% same same 32% amount as usual Going up 31% about the same amount as Going up usual slower than 24% usual 2%SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted March 5-10, 2013)
  4. 4. At Three Years, Opinion On ACA Remains DividedAs you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010. Given what you know about the health reformlaw, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it? ACA signed into law80% on March 23, 2010 Favorable Unfavorable Dont know/Refused60% 50 50 51 48 49 48 46 45 46 46 44 44 44 43 44 43 44 43 44 43 43 44 44 43 45 43 43 42 42 41 41 41 42 40%40% 43 42 43 42 40 41 41 40 40 41 41 41 42 42 42 41 41 42 40 42 41 40 39 38 38 38 39 37 37 37 36 37% 35 3420% 23 23% 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 18 19 19 19 17 16 17 17 14 14 14 15 14 15 15 15 15 14 12 11 13 12 10 9 8 0% Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Feb Mar 2010 2011 2012 2013SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Polls
  5. 5. Three Years Later, Public Still Divided by PartyPercent who say they have a favorable opinion of the health reform law: ACA signed into law on March 23, 2010 Democrats Independents Republicans80% 75 72 73 73 72 72 72 78 71 70 71 69 68 69 68 69 69 66 65 64 65 66 64 64 64 64 64 62 62 62 60 57 58%60% 52 49 48 43 41 42 41 40 40 39 41 38 3840% 36 37 37 37 37 35 36 35 34 37 34 34 33 33 34 33 34 32 32 32 31% 3020% 24 23 21 21 20 19 18% 16 17 16 16 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 10 12 12 8 9 7 8 7 8 0% Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Feb Mar 2010 2011 2012 2013SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Polls
  6. 6. Most Report No Experience With Law So FarSo far, would you say you and your family have [personally benefited from/been negatively affected by] the healthreform law, or not? Percent who say someone in their family has personally benefited from the health reform law Percent who say someone in their family has been negatively affected by the health reform law80% Percent who say they have not been personally impacted yet 71% 72% 68% 69% 68% 67%60% 66% 64% 62%40% 21% 22% 20% 20% 19% 17% 18% 18% 18%20% 19% 17% 15% 14% 13% 14% 15% 14% 11% 0% Dec Feb Mar May Jul Nov Mar Aug Mar 2010 2011 2012 2013SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Polls
  7. 7. Majority Say They Don’t Understand How ACA Will ImpactThem, Including Two-Thirds of Uninsured and Low-IncomeDo you feel you have enough information about the health reform law to understand how it will impact youpersonally, or not? Yes, have enough information No, do not have enough information Total 41% 57% Uninsured (under age 65) 33% 67% Household income less than $40,000 30% 68%NOTE: Don’t know/Refused answers not shown.SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted March 5-10, 2013)
  8. 8. Most Popular Provisions Among Least Widely Recognized(And Vice Versa)Percent who say they feel favorable about each of the following and percent who say they are aware each isincluded in the health reform law: Percent with a favorable view of element Percent who are aware element is included in ACA Tax credits to small businesses to buy insurance 88% 52% Close Medicare "doughnut hole" 81% 46% Create health insurance exchanges 80% 58% Extension of dependent coverage 76% 69% Subsidy assistance to individuals 76% 62% Medicaid expansion 71% 59% Guaranteed issue 66% 53% Medical loss ratio 65% 40% Increase Medicare payroll tax 60% 54% Employer mandate/penalty for large employers 57% 71% Individual mandate/penalty 40% 74%NOTE: Items asked of separate half samples. Question wording abbreviated. See topline (http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/8425.cfm)for complete wording.SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted March 5-10, 2013)
  9. 9. Trend in Opinion on Personal Impact of ACADo you think you and your family will be better off or worse off under the health reform law, or don’t you think it willmake much difference? ACA signed into law80% on March 23, 2010 Better off Wont make much difference Worse off60% 44 44 39 39 41 40% 38 39 41 3940% 37 38 35 37 34 35 37 37 37 36 32 32 33 36 33 32 34 32 31 34 34 33 33 33 30 29 31 3028 3230 31 32 28 28 30 32 31 34 33 32 33 27 33 32 32 31 32 30 29 29 31 31 31 31 32 29 28 29 28 28 27 28 27 29% 28 26 27 26 26 26 26 25 26 26 2620% 25 25 23 24 24 24 23 20 18 21% 0% Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jul Aug Sep Oct Feb Mar 2010 2011 2012 2013NOTE: Don’t know/Refused answers not shown.SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Polls
  10. 10. Expectations for ACA’s Impact on Cost and Quality More Negative Than Positive Under the health reform law, do you think each of the following will get better, worse, or will it stay about the same? Worse Stay about the same Better NATIONAL IMPACTS The cost of health care for the nation as a whole 55% 18% 21% The quality of health care in the nation 45% 26% 24%Consumer protections for the average person with private health insurance 39% 36% 16% Access to health care for the uninsured 28% 24% 40% PERSONAL IMPACTS The cost of health care for you and your family 49% 33% 15% The quality of your own health care 34% 48% 15% Your ability to get and keep health insurance 28% 46% 20% NOTE: Items asked of half sample. Don’t know/Refused answers not shown. SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted March 5-10, 2013)

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