Four in ten Americans unaware that Obamacare is the law of the land

Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, May 1, 2013

President Obama may think Obamacare is “working fine,” but that doesn’t mean the American people agree with him.

new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, released Tuesday, found that 41 percent of Americans aren’t aware that Obamacare is still the law of the law and is currently being implemented. Seven percent of Americans believe the law has been overturned by the Supreme Court, 12 percent believe the law has been repealed by Congress and 23 percent are unsure.

The findings are even worse among Millennials, as a majority – 51 percent – of 18-29 year olds aren’t aware that Obamacare is still law. Fifteen percent of Millennials believe that the law has been either overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by Congress, while 22 percent are unsure.

Americans are also more likely to want the law changed or stopped “so it has less impact on taxpayers, employers, and health care providers,” 53 percent to 33 percent. Half of all Americans also say they do not have enough information about the Affordable Care Act to understand how it will impact their own families, with the number rising to 56 percent among the non-elderly living in low-income households and 58 percent among those who are uninsured.

These findings coincide with the release of a shortened application form by the Department of Health and Human Services. The new form is just three pages, compared to its 21-page predecessor.

The Kaiser Family Foundation Study of 1,203 adults was conducted April 15-20, 2013. The margin of error for the study is +/- 3 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.

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