When Obama’s health care law fails to protect Americans
The Obama administration’s botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act is eroding Americans’ faith in its future, a new survey finds.
The survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Boston Consulting Group, released Monday, found that 58% of respondents say they are not confident in the government’s ability to provide the health care they need, and 55% say they have less confidence in the president’s ability and willingness to make good on his campaign promises.
The survey of 2,000 adults was conducted between July 17 and July 21.
The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
The White House declined to comment.
The president signed the law into law in March 2009, and it’s been a rocky rollout.
It’s been blamed for many of the health problems and deaths that have plagued the nation.
The law, which is part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, requires Americans to have health insurance.
The Affordable Care Care Act required many people to purchase coverage, but not everyone who could afford it was able to do so.
The law also set a benchmark of $95,000 for an individual and $110,000 a family to buy insurance.
Health insurance is expensive.
The average household needs to pay $4,500 in premiums to cover their health insurance, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
In the last quarter of the decade, it’s more than double that amount.
Some of the costs have fallen because the health law made insurers cover a greater number of drugs and other health services.
But the administration has also been criticized for making too many decisions about the costs of the law and not properly calculating those costs.
The health care overhaul did not include a health insurance premium tax credit for people with incomes of less than 100% of the poverty level, which would have been possible under the law.
That tax credit has been a major reason for the surge in premiums.
Insurers are still struggling to attract customers and are paying premiums that far outpace the economy’s potential growth.
The administration says the law is working well and that the numbers show it’s working well for millions of Americans.
But it’s also been plagued by problems.
The administration has said more than half of the 1.4 million enrollees enrolled in the health insurance exchanges have health problems.
The new survey found that more than 60% of Americans say they don’t trust the health officials who are running the health exchange, while more than 80% of those who said they are concerned with the rollout say they think the administration will make good the promises it made.
Some are concerned that the administration is making promises that aren’t actually on the books.
The Kaiser Family Study found that 43% of people who said that they are worried about the rollout said the president made promises on the law that weren’t in the law, while 41% said he didn’t.
The Kaiser survey also found that 61% of all respondents said they were uncertain about whether the administration would make good its promises.