With the ACA's Open Enrollment Period Underway, eHealth Survey Explores Enrollees' Sentiments on Coronavirus and Health Reform
Key findings from the survey:
- Nearly two thirds of ACA enrollees think the law needs to be revised: 64% feel the health reform law needs to be reworked to better serve consumers like themselves; 60% of those receiving federal subsidies to lower their premiums feel this way, as did 66% of those not receiving federal subsidies.
- Many express discomfort with the idea of getting a coronavirus vaccine this winter: 41% say they would feel either "very" or "somewhat" uncomfortable getting a new coronavirus vaccine this winter; Democratic voters are more likely than Republican voters to feel comfortable being immunized (66% vs. 51%).
- A strong majority support mandatory mask rules: 81% say masks should be required in public places where social distancing is difficult; 99% of likely Democratic voters favor mandatory mask rules, as do 64% of Republican voters.
- Many want access to non-standard coronavirus treatments: 41% want access to unproven or experimental treatments if they come down with the coronavirus.
Democratsare much more likely to cite coronavirus as a major issue when voting this year: 46% of all voters say coronavirus was one of their top three issues when voting in this year's presidential election; 69% of likely Democratic voters say it was one of their top three issues, compared to 24% of likely Republican voters.
Read the full survey report.
Findings presented in this report are based on a voluntary survey of individual and family health insurance plan enrollees who purchased ACA-compliant health insurance plans through eHealth. The survey was conducted
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