eHealth Survey Sheds Light on Consumer Sentiments on the ACA Ahead of Court Ruling on Texas v. United States
The survey of consumers who purchased Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage at eHealth was conducted on a voluntary basis in
- Two-thirds of people receiving federal subsidies say they would go uninsured without the ACA: 66% of respondents receiving government premium subsidies say they will likely go uninsured if the ACA is scrapped and their plan canceled, compared to 16% of the unsubsidized.
- The unsubsidized are more likely to say costs should be reduced: 47% of those not receiving government premium subsidies say the cost of coverage should be lowered under the ACA, compared to 35% of those receiving government premium subsidies.
- Coverage for pre-existing conditions tops list of benefits valued by ACA consumers: 77% of respondents say coverage for pre-existing conditions should be retained if the ACA is revised or scrapped.
- Younger consumers are more likely to support expansion of
Medicare-like coverage: 67% of people age 25-34 say that all Americans should have access to Medicareor Medicare-like coverage, compared to 46% of people age 55-64.
- The future of health care may play a big role in 2020 elections: A total of 84% of respondents say health care is one of their top 3 issues influencing their vote in the next presidential election.
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