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Most people know little about the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, US study finds

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1727 (Published 24 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1727
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Although almost all US residents have an opinion about the Affordable Care Act, few know very much about what the law does, a new study has shown.1

The study was an analysis of data from a survey conducted in September, just before the opening of the health insurance exchanges. It found that 82% of people surveyed had an opinion about the healthcare reform law (34% favorable and 48% unfavorable) but that under a third …

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