Ignorance of Obamacare exchanges threatens plan's success

August 23, 2013
by Dan Mangan

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.


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