Monthly Archives: August 2013

Targeting the uninsured (or insured)

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA / PPACA / ObamaCare) are very interested in targeting uninsured consumers and encouraging them to seek health insurance coverage through their state insurance marketplace or the federal marketplace. Health plans may also wish … Continue reading

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Awareness and knowledge of health insurance reform still limited three years later

Only 8% of consumers have never heard of health insurance reform under the name Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) or “ObamaCare” which was passed in March 2010. One-third of consumers have heard of the law, but … Continue reading

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Lack of involvement in personal health impacts self-perceptions

Involvement is below where it needs to be, but most people know they need to be doing something One-third of consumers say they are actively involved in their health. At the other extreme, 5% don’t even think about doing anything … Continue reading

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Health plan recommendations are few and far between

39% of consumers have never recommended their current health insurance plan to a friend or family member.  Another 20% have recommended their health plan at some point, but not in the last year.   Only 16% recommended their plan once in … Continue reading

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Age discrimination suspected across all age groups

One-quarter of consumers feel they have been discriminated against at some point in their life because of their age.  The 65 – 79 year olds are most likely to feel this way (36%), but 26% of 18 – 30 year … Continue reading

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