Friday, July 31, 2015

Californians' Sunny Attitude Toward Obamacare

Wonkwire reviews a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll in California, which shows newly insured respondents satisfied with their coverage and able to access care.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Nugget from Latest Kaiser Family Foundation Poll

Charles Gaba highlights what he considers a "buried lede" in the latest Kaiser Family Foundation survey of attitudes toward the ACA: 47% of Americans want to "expand what the law does" or keep it as is, whereas only 39% want it to be scaled back or repealed entirely.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Uninsured Percentage Continues Falling

Forbes.com contributor Dan Diamond reviews the findings and methodology of recent surveys attempting to determine the percentage of uninsured non-elderly adults in the U.S. This uninsured rate appears to be falling to as low as 10 percent, and lower in states that participated in Medicaid expansion.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Survey of Obamacare Enrollees' Satisfaction with their Plans

The headline at Vox.com reads "The best study done so far shows people with Obamacare plans like their plans," as Sarah Kliff summarizes a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Popularity of Medicaid Expansion in Florida

PolitiFact Florida (associated with the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald) consulted me and this blog to help adjudicate the question of how popular Medicaid expansion (part of the federal Affordable Care Act) is in the Sunshine State.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

L.A. Times: Republican Repeal Effort Losing Steam

The Los Angeles Times reports that Republican leaders, inside and outside Washington, DC, appear to be moving away from outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act as a legislative priority and toward more incremental change in the law (via Daily Kos). The article includes the following reference to public-opinion polling:

"Only 18% of Americans want to go back to the system we had before because they do not want to go back to some of the problems we had," Whit Ayres, a veteran Republican pollster who works for presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, said at a recent breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "Smart Republicans in this area get that," he added.