It’s not much of a surprise to learn that many Americans are paying more for health care under PPACA and, of course, most are upset about it. In fact, 48 percent of those surveyed in a recent BankRate.com study said they would repeal PPACA if they could (38 percent would keep it in place).
These numbers, however, represent a softening in public opinion for health reform since the debut of the beleaugered HealthCare.gov exchange site Oct. 1. Experts cited in the study point out that fewer than a quarter of the nationally representative survey group will be most directly affected by PPACA because either they’re uninsured or they have private insurance they buy on their own. The rest are mainly covered by employer plans or by government programs such as Medicare or Medicaid.