Health Reform Opinion Study Blog Series

The RAND Health Reform Opinion Study surveys respondents on their evolving opinions about the Affordable Care Act continuously. Through April, we'll be unpacking our most compelling findings in regular posts to the RAND Blog:


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    Tracking the ACA with the RAND Health Reform Opinion Study

    Apr 22, 2014

    The HROS uses panel data to track changes in public opinion regarding the Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage. By surveying the same respondents each month, the HROS observes not only aggregate changes, but also individual changes in opinion or insurance coverage over time.

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    RAND Health Reform Opinion Study: Few Changes After Open Enrollment

    Apr 16, 2014

    At the close of the ACA's open enrollment period, no significant changes in opinion were observed in the RAND Health Reform Opinion Study. This may be because open enrollment has no bearing on the health insurance of many people.

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    Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance

    Apr 8, 2014

    Early survey evidence indicates that the Affordable Care Act has already led to a substantial increase in insurance coverage. Consistent with the ACA's design, this gain in insurance has come not only from new enrollment in the marketplaces, but also from new enrollment in employer coverage and Medicaid.





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