When it comes to information on the new health care law, the American public is more likely to trust information from health care providers, according to a new Kaiser poll. Forty-four percent of respondents indicate they trust information from doctors and nurses, followed by state and federal agencies, community organizations and friends and family. Significantly fewer listed health insurance companies, news media and social media as trusted sources. Younger adults and democrats are more likely to trust information from official sources.
Yet while information from health care professionals and federal and state agencies is viewed as the most trustworthy, more people actually get their information from the news media. Over a third of the consumers surveyed reported actively seeking information on the ACA.
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