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Little Change in Public Satisfaction with their Personal Healthcare Costs

This chart provides some important insight into the Affordable Care Act’s continuing political problems. Since the major provisions of the law have been in effect the public’s satisfaction with their personal healthcare costs is actually down a very small amount. From Gallup:

Americans' Satisfication With Their Personal Healthcare Costs

While there are definitely some people who feel tangible benefits from things like the Medicaid expansion, they are a small minority. Most Americans haven’t felt tangible benefits. Even though growth in overall health care cost has slowed down, regular people as a whole are still paying more their health care in the form of higher deductibles and premiums than ever. On a personal level things are at best only getting worse less quickly, not actually better.

If you are going to pass a big law named the “Affordable Care Act” you might want to have it do things to make care more affordable for the majority of people.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at