The Affordable Care Act has been law for six years, and during that time, 20 million uninsured nonelderly Americans have been able to acquire health insurance. A survey described in “Liking Health Reform But Turned Off by Toxic Politics,” published in Health Affairs, revealed that the number of respondents believing that reform had little or no impact on access to health insurance fell by 18 percentage points from 2010 to 2015, while respondents who thought the law did have such an impact increased by 19 percentage points.
1. Jacobs LR, Mettler S. Liking health reform but turned off by toxic politics [published online ahead of print April 2016]. Health Aff. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1313.