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Polls showing continued confusion for Americans about the Affordable Care Act

As the start date for open enrollment in the Marketplaces nears, polls find more and more confusion about what the health care law means for consumers.  It is important to remember that this initial enrollment period will be 6 months long, plenty of time for people to enroll and begin to get comfortable and informed about what the law may really mean for them.  Of interest in the polls, young adults seem more favorable to it than do older adults.  Given that Medicare beneficiaries are the least impacted population…that is, they do not need to make new decisions about their health insurance, Medicare remains…this is curious. One does wonder whether if the Medicare population could think about this as grandparents of young adults, if they would see additional benefits for those grandchildren, and peace of mind for themselves, for those youths being insured.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/16/two-new-polls-tell-us-americans-are-very-very-confused-about-obamacare/?wprss=rss_economy&tid=pp_widget


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