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October 23, 2014

Majority of Newly Insured Are Pretty Happy With Their Insurance

Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times writes about a new Commonwealth Fund survey showing that the newest health insurance customers are “pretty happy with their purchases.”

“Overall, 73 percent of people who bought health plans and 87 percent of those who signed up for Medicaid said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their new health insurance. Seventy-four percent of newly insured Republicans liked their plans. Even 77 percent of people who had insurance before — including members of the much-publicized group whose plans got canceled last year — were happy with their new coverage.”

commonwealth 3 Majority of Newly Insured Are Pretty Happy With Their Insurance

Chart from Vox

“There is reason to think that the good feelings may linger. Americans may complain about the details of their health insurance, but they are generally happy with it once they have it. An Associated Press poll in January found that 73 percent of all Americans with insurance before the rollout of the law were satisfied.”

  • Peter Hancock

    73% … Obviously they were not affected by Momma Bear’s Death Panels.

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