Here are some numbers on the bill from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Tracking Poll, taken in March:
- those with unfavorable opinions of the ACA still outnumber the favorables by 46% to 42%, but the majority of Americans believe that the ACA will be at least somewhat successful in expanding coverage for the uninsured and regulating insurance companies so that consumers have more protections.
- all of the major provisions except for the individual mandate are generally well supported, and Americans continue to support keeping the bill as is or expanding it (51%) vs. outright repealing or repealing and replacing with an as-yet undefined plan;
- Significantly, 64% disapprove of using the Republican's tactic of de-funding the ACA through the budget process.
- over half of us have put off medical or dental care to save money
- 70% are worried about having to pay more for health care or coverage
- 50% worry about not being able to afford the care they need, and
- 40% who are covered worry about losing their coverage.