Uninsured Americans Divided on Impact of Healthcare Law

Less than a week before the health insurance marketplaces established by the 2010 healthcare law begin accepting customers, a New York Times/CBS News poll has found that there is some support among uninsured Americans for President Obama and his law, but also a wariness and a lack of understanding about what the law will mean for them.

Less than a week before the health insurance marketplaces established by the 2010 health care law begin accepting customers, a New York Times/CBS News poll has found that there is some support among uninsured Americans for President Obama and his law, but also a wariness and a lack of understanding about what the law will mean for them.

Uninsured Americans are divided about whether the law will help them, with 3 in 10 saying it will affect them positively, and about the same percentage saying it will hurt them. Four in 10 say it will have no effect on them. Six in 10 say they find the law confusing.

However, nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans say they trust Mr. Obama over Republicans in Congress on health care, and more than two-thirds do not want the law stripped of its financing.

As the Obama administration continues its campaign to convince millions of uninsured Americans that they will benefit from the law, the poll shows that skepticism remains: a majority of Americans disapprove of the law, half say they find the law confusing, and nearly half expect it to hurt the economy over the long run.

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Source: The NY Times