Obamacare Survey: Americans Prefer Affordable Care Act to Obamacare

The debate over healthcare reform has carried on for years, and is now a main factor in the government shutdown. Meanwhile, the new healthcare.gov site has been unveiled, allowing Americans to log on and get quotes for new healthcare plans. How many are in favor of the Affordable Care Act? And how many are informed about what it means?



In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, just 27% of respondents said that they are in favor of Obamacare. 39% said they are against Obamacare. And 35% said they are undecided.

Though Obamacare is a popular phrase used to describe the recent healthcare reform bill, its official name is the Affordable Care Act. However, 31% of respondents said they are in favor of the Affordable Care Act – that’s 4% more than were for Obamacare. 29% said they are against the Affordable Care Act – 10% less than were against Obamacare. And 41% said they are undecided.

Healthcare Plans

Just 3% of respondents said that they have already gotten a quote from the new healthcare.gov site and plan to sign up. Another 8% said they definitely plan to sign up for a plan. 19% said they probably will. 37% said they probably won’t sign up for a healthcare.gov plan. And 34% said they definitely won’t.

Government Shutdown

Whether or not they agree with the Affordable Care Act, many Americans are still angry about the recent government shutdown. Just 26% of respondents said they think the dispute over the Affordable Care Act was worth leading to the government shutdown. 56% said they don’t think the dispute over the Affordable Care Act should have led to a shutdown. And 18% were undecided.

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: We Love Obamacare 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 October 4 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

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.