Slow but steady. That’s maybe the best way to describe the increased public awareness in the exchanges.
Analysts at the Kaiser Foundation have published data supporting just conclusion, among others, in a summary of results from a telephone survey of 1,503 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.
About a third of all of the participants said they had heard “some” or “a lot” about their states’ exchange programs by mid-August, up from 22 percent in June.
The percentage who said they’d heard nothing dropped to 33 percent, falling from 45 percent.
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But the analysts found that exchange promoters still struggle to reach the uninsured, poor people and younger people.
About 43 percent of uninsured adults under age 43 said they’ve heard nothing about the exchange system, and 38 percent of people with annual household income less than $40,000 had heard nothing.