Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gallup Will Track Impact of HCR Provisions Now in Effect

Gallup has announced that it will use its existing polling on health care utilization to track the effectiveness of provisions of the health care reform law that have now gone into effect (via's "Outliers"). For example, "Gallup asks Americans each day if there have been times in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to pay for healthcare or medicine that they or their family needed." Should there now be a drop in the percentage of seniors responding affirmatively to this question, it can be taken as a sign of effectiveness of government checks being sent out under the new law to close the "donut hole" in seniors' Medicare prescription-drug payments.