Health Care Law Survey: Opinions Becoming More Negative

The new health care law has already caused many Americans to change their health insurance coverage. Some people claim those changes have been positive, but many claim they’ve been mostly negative. But how many people have been impacted by the law so far and how would they qualify the changes?

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Coverage Changes

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 25% of respondents said that their health insurance coverage has changed because of the new health care law. 58% said their coverage has not changed. And 18% said they are unsure.

Just 29% of those who have experienced changes in coverage due to the health care law said that they would consider the change to be mostly positive. 62% said that the changes in their health insurance coverage because of the health care law have been mostly negative. And 9% said they’re undecided or that the change has been negligible.

Website Users

Just 9% of respondents said that they’ve purchased coverage found on the healthcare.gov website. Another 26% said that they’ve visited the site but did not purchase coverage from it. And 66% said that they have not visited the healthcare.gov website at all. The number of visitors has increased slightly since an October 2013 survey, when just 19% of respondents had visited healthcare.gov. Those who have visited the website were 10% more likely to say that their change in coverage has been positive.

Positive Steps

In general, 22% of respondents said they think the Affordable Care Act has been a positive step for America. 48% said they think it was not a positive step. And 30% were undecided. The opinions have certainly shifted since the law was enacted. In a July 2013 survey, 31% considered the law to be a positive step, and 34% did not consider it to be a positive step.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: President Obama Signs the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on March 5 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.