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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Amid Widespread Opposition, Some Find Light

While many surveys shows the country divided on the benefits, or failings, of health reform, the Consumer Perceptions of Health Reform Survey from Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found that 38% of U.S. adults said they are “not at all” knowledgeable about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite this lack of knowledge, most of the Deloitte respondents felt that the ACA will have a positive impact on the country. For example, 59% believe the ACA will increase access to affordable health insurance for the uninsured, 49% believe it will encourage consumers to live healthier lives, 45% said it will reduce overall health care costs, and 45% said it will reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

And a segment this morning on National Public Radio's Morning Edition reported on a study that found that the number of small firms with 10 or fewer workers buying health insurance rose by 14%, bouyed by the ACA-provided tax credit for these firms to buy health insurance. Still, the National Federation of Independent Business is fighting the ACA.

You think maybe the ACA has some helpful provisions to like?

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