Remember that landmark Supreme Court case last year that ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care was constitutional, changing the country’s health care system forever as we know it?
Well, a big chunk of Americans don’t.
Four in 10 Americans (42 percent) are unaware that the PPACA is still law and is being implemented, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Of that percentage, 12 percent believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent believe it’s been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.
Kaiser’s latest tracking poll is a stark reminder that Americans remain confused, or completely unaware, about the implications of President Obama’s health care law. The news likely isn’t good for the administration, which has set to work on a heavy marketing campaign to raise awareness of reform just months before open enrollment in new exchanges begin.
Though confusion surrounding the law isn’t new, it’s a percentage most had hoped would have chipped away by now, as the main pieces of reform are set to begin in 2014.