More than 40 percent of Americans who have health insurance plans through Obamacare said it is difficult to afford their premiums, while 62 percent are worried their premiums will exceed their price range in the future, according to a new poll.
The Kaiser Family Foundation released the results of its poll Thursday, showing that 43 percent of respondents reported having a hard time affording their coverage under Obamacare — which was designed to make healthcare more affordable.
Forty-six percent of the people surveyed said they are not confident they would be able to afford the costs associated with a major illness or injury. Forty-three percent have either a somewhat or very unfavorable view of the Affordable Care Act that was signed into law in 2010. About a third of the Americans polled were somewhat or very unsatisfied with their monthly premium and annual deductible.
“The critics’ view of the law as an unmitigated disaster is far from true, but it’s not what advocates might have hoped for either because many people still have concerns about affordability,” Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew Altman told The Associated Press.