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Audio: 42 Percent Of Americans Unaware Health Law Exists

By KHN Editors

May 17th, 2013, 1:21 PM

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation says 42 percent of Americans don’t know that the Affordable Care Act actually still stands. (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Foundation.)┬áMary Agnes Carey joined NPR’s “Tell Me More” Friday afternoon to discuss the state of the health law and other health policy issues.

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One Response to “Audio: 42 Percent Of Americans Unaware Health Law Exists”

  1. Forty-two per cent don’t know whether the new healthcare law still stands. I’ll bet the majority of these folks are the same individuals the law is intended to help — those currently without insurance. And, the majority (another bet) is at or below the poverty line. Not only do we have the House Republicans in Congress continuing to seek repeal or deny funding of what is currently the law of the land, we have multiple interest groups working to obfuscate the information on the law intended to help access insurance coverage. Shameful. Frankly, the media is also failing in its responsibility to provide clarity to a group of folks desperately in need of unfiltered information and instruction.