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Few Americans believe their health care situation has been improved by key components of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Thursday.
Across party lines, most registered voters contacted for the March 30-31 survey said major provisions of former President Obama's signature health care law either had no real impact on them or had made things worse.
Percent - Respondents - ACA - Insurance - Premium
Forty-eight percent of respondents said the ACA had not impacted their monthly insurance premium costs, while 46 percent said their premiums were worse compared to before the law. Just 14 percent of respondents said they were better off.
When asked about the health care reform's effect on co-pay fees, 41 percent said they were worse off, and 35 percent said they were not impacted. Only 13 percent said the ACA improved those costs.
Percent - Access - Service - Providers - ACA
Forty-one percent said their access to medical service providers is the same as it was before the ACA, while 16 percent said it is better. Thirty-four percent said things are worse in terms of access.
Respondents were almost evenly divided when it came to the ACA's impact on prescription drug costs and services covered by insurance providers. Thirty-seven percent said their drug cost situation was worse, while 35 percent said it was the same.
Percent - Respondents - Areas
Seventeen percent of respondents said they are now better off in both areas.
In terms of medical services paid for by insurance companies, 38 percent of respondents said their coverage has worsened, with 34 percent saying it has improved.
Poll - ObamaCare - Versus - Terms - Law
The poll also found that using "ObamaCare" versus generic terms to describe the law did not have a statistically significant impact on responses.
When broken down along party lines, Democrats were more likely to say they had not benefited from the ACA than to say the law has helped their personal situations.
Respondents - Law
Republican respondents were more likely to say the law had...
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