Tuesday, December 29, 2015

How Advocates for Young-Adult Health-Insurance Enrollment Use Survey Data and Experiments

Vox.com has an article on how Enroll America, an organization seeking to get people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, has used survey research and message-wording experiments to connect with young adults, a group traditionally reluctant to purchase insurance (link).

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Awareness of ACA Assistance Availability in California

Charles Gaba reviews a report from Covered California, the Golden State's health care exchange, on awareness among the uninsured of assistance options. Covered California is also using the survey results to develop outreach strategies to help the uninsured sign up.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Charles Gaba on Latest KFF Poll

Charles Gaba, super-compiler of health-insurance enrollment data, offers his views on the latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll of attitudes toward the ACA.

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47% of Americans want to "expand what the law does" or keep it as is, whereas only 39% want it to be scaled back or repealed entirely.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.

Friday, March 6, 2015

ACA Attitudes by Insurance Status; Racial Element to ACA Attitudes

Two brief notices from this week:

YouGov reports comparisons from its polls between newly insured Americans and those who remain uninsured. The former group supports Obamacare more than does the latter (via Huffpost/Pollster).

In conjunction with this week's Supreme Court oral arguments on Obamacare federal/state exchanges and eligibility for tax-credit subsidies, Amanda Marcotte reviews research.from last year suggesting a racial aspect to attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

New York Times ACA Enrollment Charts

This New York Times piece includes several charts displaying how many people have signed up for health insurance in response to the ACA, under which specific programs, etc.