A new study has found that the public is still split about the Affordable Care Act; however, a growing minority of people are starting to come around to the idea that the law is improving healthcare access. A majority of Americans still think that the law has had minimal impact on insurance coverage, assistance for medications for seniors, and access to healthcare. That majority is shrinking as more people are starting to appreciate the effects of the law.
The greatest change in opinion came from people who were insured in 2014 but did not have health insurance in 2010. This group was twice as likely as others to say that the Affordable Care Act had expanded health care access.
These findings were published in The Washington Post on April 13, 2016.