With Health Exchanges Poised To Launch, Public Remains Confused About Obamacare

Yeah, it's a mess


With just 38 days to go before the opening of Obamacare insurance exchanges, public ignorance about those marketplaces remains sky-high, threatening the very goal of offering affordable health care to the uninsured, several studies show.

And according to a troubling conclusion in at least one study earlier this year, awareness about the new health-care law had declined among some groups more than three years after Obamacare was signed.

But whether knowledge is slipping or stagnantly low, health-care advocates are now in crunch mode as they work to spread the word about exchanges, whose success is dependent on large consumer participation.