Most uninsured Americans plan to buy insurance in response to health reform lawBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5962 (Published 02 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5962
- Michael McCarthy
A majority of Americans without insurance plan to obtain coverage in response to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a new poll has found, but many remain unaware of key provisions of the law.
In a Gallup poll released on 30 September, 65% of uninsured Americans surveyed said that they intended to buy insurance by 1 January 2014 rather than pay the fine mandated by the Affordable Care Act.1
But the majority (51%) of those surveyed said that they were “not familiar at all” with new health insurance exchanges.
The Gallup poll was based on telephone interviews conducted between 17 and 26 September with a random sample of 5099 adults aged 18 and older living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.
The exchanges, which opened for …