Poll: U.S. Residents Hearing About ACA Exchanges From Sources They Consider Questionable
A new tracking poll by Kaiser Family Foundation finds that most U.S. residents who would qualify for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act's state insurance exchanges are learning about the marketplaces from sources they believe are questionable. The poll found that 81% of respondents said that they had heard "something" within the previous month about the exchanges from newspapers, cable television shows, or online news or radio programs, but just 8% said they have "a lot" of trust in such sources. According to the poll, about 33% of respondents said federal and state health agencies disseminate trustworthy information about the law, but only about 17% said they had received information from such sources.
- "Americans Hear More About Health Law, but not From Most-Trusted Sources" (Rau, "Capsules," Kaiser Health News, 8/28).