Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kaiser Poll: Public still does not understand Obamacare

The latest Kaiser polls show that 3 years after passage of Obamacare, most Americans still do not understand the laws major provisions.  With less than a year to implementation of most of the major provisions of the law, 57% of Americans do not understand the law.  An even greater percent applies to low income and uninsured groups who will benefit the most.  Awareness of the law has declined even further over time since the law was passed.   Further, the public do not know whether or not their state has made a decision about Medicaid expansion and agreed to implement a health insurance exchange.

What disturbs me is that when folks participate in focus groups, in which the provisions are explained, they have a much more favorable attitude towards the law.  Thus, there is a great need for much more education.  So far, I have not seen any comprehensive plan to educate the consumers

I would be very interested in comments on this.

I am particularly looking for ideas on how to educate consumers more effectively on Obamacare.  This is critical!

I hope to develop such a project and welcome any ideas and advice, including persons who might be good to work with on such a project or ways to find such ideas and persons.

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