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new healthcare reform lawThe new healthcare law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), represents comprehensive healthcare reform legislation signed into law on March 23, 2010. It contains numerous provisions designed to protect consumers and promote low cost medical insurance, including many new taxes to pay for the cost.

In this section of the site, you can also obtain the following information specific to your state: available medical insurance options, efforts to regulate medical insurance premiums, healthcare, the individual medical insurance marketplace and the new healthcare law.

Our objective is to help Americans make sense of the new healthcare law by explaining key provisions in plain English and assisting individuals, families and the self-employed in using this information to find and secure affordable medical insurance.

Divided opinion on new healthcare law- uninsured seen to benefit most

Views on the new healthcare law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), remain divided and relatively unchanged since its passage on March 23, 2010 among all age groups, the insured and uninsured:

  • 44% have an unfavorable view of the law
  • 39% see the law as favorable
  • 17% don’t know or are undecided

While there has always been a partisan divide over the new healthcare law, it appears to be softening in recent months. In August, six in ten Democrats held a favorable view of the law (the lowest support among Democrats since the law’s passage), while 24% of Republicans view it favorably (the highest level of support among Republicans since passage). Still, most Republicans (65%) have an unfavorable view of the law. Among independents, 33% feel favorably toward the new healthcare law.

Although PPACA is aimed at benefiting all Americans, it is believed the uninsured will gain the most. However, there has been a small decrease over the past 18 months among individuals who believe the uninsured will be helped by the new healthcare law. Roughly 49% of Americans now think the uninsured will be better off under the new healthcare law, down from a high of 67% in April 2010, immediately after the law was passed.

Some positive opinions of the new healthcare law held by uninsured individuals (age 18-64), include:

Some negative opinions of the new healthcare law held by uninsured individuals (age 18-64), include:

  • Forced to pay for something that is not affordable or wanted
  • Medical insurance will not be affordable, as the cost will continue to increase

For more information on PPACA, visit our State News and New Healthcare Law Center. If you are uninsured and cannot qualify for an individual medical insurance plan because of your health status, we can help you find health insurance. You may even qualify for the new government pre exsting conditions insurance plan. Contact us to learn more.

Data Source: Kaiser Family Foundation opinion poll

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