According to a new Associated Press-Gfk poll, 3 in 4 Americans with health insurance say the healthcare rollout for the uninsured has gone poorly. In addition, Americans with insurance blame the ACA for rising their premiums and deductibles. Half of those with insurance through their employer or private insurance said their policies will be changing next year-for the worse; 69 percent said their premiums are increasing and 59 percent said their annual deductibles or payments are increasing.
For the past few years, employers have tried to control their health insurance bills by shifting costs to their employees, but these changes and price increases are starting to be blamed on the ACA instead of insurance companies and the economy. Political leanings also seem to play a role in approval rates for the rollout. The Healthcare.gov website has seen an improvement since going live, but Americans say they’re still having trouble picking affordable plans that offer appropriate coverage.
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