President Obama has reason to rejoice. Commonwealth Fund released its latest tracking survey on Friday that reports around eighty-six percent of Americans receiving coverage under the Affordable Care Act from either government funded exchanges or the expanded Medicaid program for the poor are “very” or “somewhat” satisfied with their health insurance. This simply means that beneficiaries of the health insurances feel that they are getting the health care they need.
The timing could not have been any more perfect as America awaits the highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Burwell case that will decide whether or not the more than 9 million Americans who the government helped procure private health plans will lose subsidies because they bought these health plans from marketplaces run by the federal government.
“The Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions have been in place for nearly 18 months, and indications are that newly insured Americans are pleased with their coverage and are using it to get needed health care,” says Commonwealth Fund president Dr. David Blumenthal in a statement that was attached to the report.
Based on results, the law is doing the masses a huge favor, providing nearly 70 percent of respondents with access to health care. Sixty two percent also said that health care would have been improbable for them to “obtain” or “afford” if not for the