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HealthPocket's InfoPolls are consumer surveys that focus on the key issues transforming America's health insurance market.

  • Obamacare Repeal Complicated By What Public Wants In A Replacement
    Obamacare Repeal Complicated By What Public Wants In A Replacement

    HealthPocket surveyed consumers across the nation regarding what characteristics of a Obamacare replacement were necessary in order to support Obamacare repeal.

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  • Poll Finds 1-in-3 Health Insurance Consumers Delaying Purchase Based on Election Results
    Poll Finds 1-in-3 Health Insurance Consumers Delaying Purchase Based on Election Results

    A nationwide survey found 1-in-3 consumers delaying health insurance purchases due to election results.

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  • Most Americans Can Only Afford Health Premiums of $100 or Less
    Most Americans Can Only Afford Health Premiums of $100 or Less

    HealthPocket conducted a nationwide survey to determine the most money people could afford to pay for health insurance premiums.

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  • Most Consumers Can Afford Only $100 a Month or Less for Health Insurance
    Most Consumers Can Afford Only $100 a Month or Less for Health Insurance

    HealthPocket conducted a nationwide survey on premium affordability and found over half of consumers can afford to pay $100 or less a month for health insurance.

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  • Public Opinion on Subsidy Requirements
    Public Opinion on Subsidy Requirements

    Using data from a two-part nationwide survey, HealthPocket found the public significantly divided on the subject of tying personal requirements to subsidies

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  • Poll: Obamacare Enrollment Period Move to After Elections Viewed Politically
    Poll: Obamacare Enrollment Period Move to After Elections Viewed Politically

    HealthPocket conducted a nationwide poll to see if the delay of the Obamacare enrollment period till after the midterm elections was viewed as politically motivated.

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  • Medicaid Gap Confusing & Unfair, say Americans
    Medicaid Gap Confusing & Unfair, say Americans

    HealthPocket polled Americans nationwide asking, “Is it fair 23 states have a gap where people can make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little for an Obamacare subsidy?”

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  • Public Thinks Differing Obamacare Enrollment Extensions Unfair
    Public Thinks Differing Obamacare Enrollment Extensions Unfair

    When adults across the country were asked “Do you believe it is fair if the March 31, 2014 Obamacare enrollment deadline is extended in some states but not in all states?,” “No, it's unfair to have different deadlines” was chosen by a 3-to-1 margin over “Yes, it's fair to have different deadlines.”

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  • Survey: Obamacare Open Enrollment Deadline
    Survey: Obamacare Open Enrollment Deadline

    Given this week’s confirmation of the March 31st end to the Open Enrollment Period, HealthPocket performed a nationwide survey in the same week asking “Should the open enrollment period for Obamacare be extended if its 7 million enrollment goal is not achieved by March 31st?” 54% of respondents nationwide indicated that they would like the Open Enrollment Period extended.

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  • Remember Medicare Annual Enrollment Ends Dec. 7
    Remember Medicare Annual Enrollment Ends Dec. 7

    HealthPocket got discouraging results when it asked Medicare enrollees when this year's annual enrollment ends. Lack of information has consequences for consumers.

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  • Public Support Growing for Delay of Obamacare Fine on Uninsured
    Public Support Growing for Delay of Obamacare Fine on Uninsured

    A growing percentage of the public supports delaying the Affordable Care Act’s fine on people without health insurance. When polled in July 41% of survey respondents nationwide supported waiving the uninsured fine in 2014. By October, a separate nationwide survey found 51% of respondents supported delaying the fine on the uninsured until 2015.

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  • Confidence in Data Security on Health Insurance Exchanges Remains Low
    Confidence in Data Security on Health Insurance Exchanges Remains Low

    Two separate nationwide surveys from mid-September and mid-October demonstrate that public distrust of data security on the new health insurance exchanges remains high.

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  • Survey: Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange Data Security & Privacy Protection
    Survey: Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange Data Security & Privacy Protection

    According to two September 2013 surveys, Americans have as much doubt about privacy protections on the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges as they do about data security.

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  • Consumers: Missing Brands May Not Matter
    Consumers: Missing Brands May Not Matter

    Major health insurance brands, such as Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, are electing not to participate in many state and federal exchange marketplaces. A HealthPocket survey indicates that only 30 percent of consumers are bothered by this development.

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  • Public Not Optimistic Obamacare Exchanges Will Limit Premium Growth
    Public Not Optimistic Obamacare Exchanges Will Limit Premium Growth

    Millions of Americans are expected to enroll in health plans through exchanges in the next several years and HealthPocket surveyed 670 adults across the U.S. to determine whether they believed the new Obamacare marketplaces would decrease the rate at which health insurance premiums will grow.

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  • Consumers Expect Complicated Shopping Process in Exchanges
    Consumers Expect Complicated Shopping Process in Exchanges

    When asked, "Do you believe shopping for a new Obamacare health insurance plan within a government exchange will be an easy process?" 54% of respondents answered “No, I think it will be complicated.” However, these low usability expectations may prove to be an advantage for the new health insurance exchanges.

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  • The Taxation of Health Insurance Premiums
    The Taxation of Health Insurance Premiums

    By a six-to-one margin, consumers who believe health insurance premiums should be tax-free outnumber consumers who believe these premiums should be taxed. Given the low level of consumer support for taxing dollars used for health insurance, it is unclear whether the historical tax advantage businesses have in health insurance can continue to be restricted from consumers.

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  • Obamacare Insurance Guidance
    Obamacare Insurance Guidance

    Health exchange “navigators” and reform-aligned nonprofit groups are preparing to help Americans during Obamacare’s first enrollment season but, according to a new nationwide survey by HealthPocket, they currently rank dead last with respect to consumers’ preference for health insurance guidance.

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  • NY-area Business Response to Obamacare
    NY-area Business Response to Obamacare

    Survey results found that in New York tri-state area businesses those that would consider self insurance for healthcare coverage outnumbered those that wouldn’t by a ratio of 2-to-1. The ratio doubled to over 4-to-1 when comparing those who would consider self insurance to those who were considering discontinuing health benefits for workers.

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  • Workers Want Insurance Company Choice
    Workers Want Insurance Company Choice

    By a ratio of almost two-to-one, working Americans prefer to choose their health insurance company themselves rather than have the choice made by their employers.

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  • Consumer Penalty
    Consumer Penalty

    In the aftermath of the surprise 2014 waiver of the employer-mandate to provide health insurance or face a fine, HealthPocket surveyed consumers to assess their feelings regarding the decision not to extend a similar penalty waiver to consumers without health insurance.

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  • Doctor-Patient Obamacare Discussions
    Doctor-Patient Obamacare Discussions

    With only three months until the beginning of Obamacare’s open enrollment period, most consumers have not spoken with their doctor about the new legislation and what it may mean for patient care.

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  • Pent-Up Demand for Healthcare
    Pent-Up Demand for Healthcare

    A presently unanswered question about health reform is whether the coming expansion in health benefits for the insured, as well as the uninsured, will affect medical service usage. In the interests of answering this question, HealthPocket surveyed 1,356 adults across the United States and asked "Would better health insurance coverage lead you to see the doctor more often or get a medical procedure you had put off?"

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  • Quality & Health Plan Decisions
    Quality & Health Plan Decisions

    A May 2013 survey by HealthPocket found only 10% of respondents would use customer satisfaction & quality ratings to decide on a health plan if the choices offered the same benefits. Respondents may have cited satisfaction and quality ratings so infrequently because many consumers are unaware that quality ratings exist for health plans.

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  • Obamacare Success Factors
    Obamacare Success Factors

    A survey, conducted by HealthPocket, found that almost forty percent of respondents will judge the success or failure of Obamacare on premium affordability. Learn more about the survey and the implications for its findings.

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  • Doctor Choice
    Doctor Choice

    A survey, conducted by HealthPocket, found that more than half the population either did not have a regular doctor or would be willing to switch doctors in order to save on their monthly health plan premiums. Learn more about the survey and the implications for its findings.

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  • Uninsured Penalty
    Uninsured Penalty

    A survey, conducted by Healthpocket, found two-thirds of consumers viewed the uninsured penalty under Obamacare was not an adequate incentive to buy health insurance. Learn more about the survey and the penalty under the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Health Plan Designs
    Health Plan Designs

    Survey takers were asked how the new Obamacare plans will differ from one another. They had 5 different answers from which to choose. Only 4% selected the correct answer.

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