Americans’ Experiences with ACA Marketplace Coverage: Affordability and Provider Network Satisfaction
About 26 million Americans have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions, either through the state or federal marketplaces or through expanded eligibility for Medicaid.
Estimates from a recent survey (The Commonwealth Fund’s Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, conducted between February and April 2016) indicate this coverage is improving people’s ability to get health care.
Sixty-one percent of respondents who were enrolled in marketplace plans or Medicaid said they would not have been able to access or afford their care before they got their new insurance.
Using these survey data, this brief examines the costs of marketplace plans and how consumers view the affordability of their health insurance...