Health Care

Poll: Vast majority of ObamaCare customers satisfied with coverage


Nearly three-quarters of adults who received health insurance through ObamaCare say they are satisfied with their plans, according to a new survey.

Overall, 71 percent of people who have plans through the ObamaCare marketplace or Medicaid said their healthcare plans were good, very good or excellent, according to data released Wednesday by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund.

{mosads}The high satisfaction among plans comes after many experts warned that ObamaCare customers could have a tougher time finding doctors in their area without wait times.

Out of those who enrolled in insurance under ObamaCare, 39 percent said their coverage has improved, and another 45 percent said their coverage stayed the same.

Just 7 percent of people who enrolled in insurance from ObamaCare said their coverage has gotten worse – a striking statistic considering that recent national polls have showed that nearly half of all Americans oppose the healthcare law.

Critics have warned that insurers will be more likely to shrink their networks because of the ObamaCare limits on cost-sharing and the focus on second-lowest-cost silver plans as the benchmark for setting subsidies.

In addition, Medicaid patients – whose rolls increased dramatically under the law – have long faced trouble finding doctors because of the program’s historically low reimbursement rates.

Three years into ObamaCare’s plans, most new customers had the same experiences as those in the overall marketplace in finding doctors and getting appointments.

The poll is part of a semi-annual tracking survey of the Affordable Care Act.


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