A new poll of Ohioans found that about six in 10 have an unfavorable opinion of the ACA, and about the same percentage say they don’t have enough information to know how the law will affect them (Source: “Ohioans reveal how they really feel about Obamacare,” Cincinnati Business Courier, Oct. 21, 2014)
The latest results from Interact for Health’s Ohio Health Issues Poll found that 35 percent of Ohioans had a generally favorable opinion of the law, compared to 58 percent who viewed the law unfavorably.
The poll also found that 59 percent of Ohio adults said no to the question, “Do you feel you have enough information about the health reform law to understand how it will impact you personally?" That is about the same percentage as in 2012.
"Adults in Ohio continue to lag behind the nation when asked if they felt they had enough information about the health reform law to understand how it would affect them personally," said Kate Keller, Interact for Health's vice president for policy and external relations.
The poll was conducted May 7 to 20 by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The telephone survey of 820 people throughout the state had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Full disclosure: The Health Policy Institute of Ohio receives funding from the Interact for Health, formerly known as the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.