Following the ACA Repeal-and-Replace Effort, Where Does the U.S. Stand on Insurance Coverage?
Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey Conducted by SSRS
Marked by political controversy since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has endured a particularly turbulent seven-month period during which the newly elected Trump administration and a Republican-led Congress attempted to repeal and replace it. After the failure of that effort, some Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress have pledged to work together to address the law’s weaknesses. At this pivotal point, we use new findings from the fifth annual Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey to assess the current status of insurance coverage in the U.S. and identify areas where more work could help increase enrollment and improve the affordability of marketplace plans. The survey firm SSRS interviewed a nationally representative sample of 4,813 working-age adults, of whom 1,204 have marketplace or Medicaid coverage, between March 28 and June 20, 2017.