50% of CA Voters Support ACA, but Some Wary of Its Effects

Half of California residents support the Affordable Care Act, but many still have doubts about how it will affect health care costs and the economy, according to a recent survey by University of Southern California. Forty-two percent oppose the law in California compared to national polls that find that a majority of respondents oppose it.
The report also reveals the following:
• 44% of respondents in the individual market support the law, and 49% oppose it.
• 48% of uninsured respondents support the law, and 45% oppose it.
• Latinos support the law by a two to one margin.
• 49% of whites oppose the law, and 44% support it.
• 77% of Democrats support the law, and 80% of Republicans oppose it.
In addition:
• 67% of respondents say patients will have more access to physicians and preventive care under the law.
• 65% say the ACA will decrease the number of uninsured.
• 65% say that individuals will have trouble affording coverage under the ACA.
• Nearly 60% say the law will increase health care costs and reduce hiring.
• 46% say the law will hurt the economy while 34% say it will boost the economy.
The survey also finds that 90% of respondents are happy with their health coverage.
Forty-two percent say they don’t have enough  information on the law, including 50% of Latinos.

Last Updated 08/10/2022

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