More than 70% of 18- to 30-year-olds responding to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll said health coverage is "very important," and a similar percentage said health insurance is worth the cost. Forty percent of uninsured respondents of all ages cited the price of insurance as the main reason for not buying it. About 50% of uninsured respondents said they had not heard of the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, and another third had heard only a little.
Fifty-five percent of U.S. adults see the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges as a top priority for state leaders, according to a survey by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation. The public is not divided on the issue because "people like the idea," Kaiser Family Foundation president and CEO Drew Altman said.
A majority of registered voters in 12 battleground states support repealing the health care law, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll found. Another Gallup poll found that 72% of Americans think the individual insurance mandate is unconstitutional and 20% say the mandate is constitutional.
A monthly poll by Thomson Reuters found that people's confidence about their ability to access and pay for health care services has declined by about 5% since December. Researchers said they saw a gradual decline in consumer confidence this year, despite a notable increase in April, when the PPACA passed.