Despite the fact that it's been the law of the land for more than three years now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ratified by President Obama in 2010, is still a mystery to many. So much so that a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that four out of 10 Americans have no idea it's still a law at all:
Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA is still the law of the land, including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.
Additionally, nearly half of Americans report not having enough information about Obamacare to know how it will affect their families, unaware that there is actually a full rundown of the Affordable Care Act on the White House website called "What the New Health Law Means for You and Your Family." Of those who feel that they lack proper information, 58 percent are uninsured and 56 percent come from low-income households, both of which are groups of people who stand to benefit greatly from Obamacare.
One of the early drafters of the ACA, Senator Max Baucas (D-MT), said earlier this month that implementing Obamacare will be "a huge train wreck." If this poll is to be believed, it appears as if that may be a drastic understatement.
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