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  • Where are those who are getting short term health insurance coming from?
    Press Release: HealthPocket Announces Launch of Pulse Survey Series

    ## Pulse Survey Series to Sample Market Consumer Buying Trends in Medical Coverage ## 46.07% of Customers Surveyed Have No Coverage Available Through Their Employer **Mountain View, Calif, July 9th,

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  • Survey: $100 a Month Remains The Maximum Health Insurance Premium Most Americans Can Afford - HealthPocket
    $100 a Month Remains Max Health Insurance Premium For Most Americans

    The $100 affordability ceiling for most Americans has endured while the average market premiums of ACA plans experienced considerable increases.

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  • Obamacare Repeal Complicated By What Public Wants In A Replacement - HealthPocket
    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 - HealthPocket
    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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  • Image of balance scales with “Premium” lower on one side and ”Budget“ higher on the other side of the balance
    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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  • Image of balance scales with “Premium” lower on one side and “Budget” higher on the other side of the balance
    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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  • Main image of woman holding a paper labeled 'Subsidy' while looking off at a building labeled 'exchange.'
    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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  • A graph showing answers to the question 'Do you think the administration delayed the Obamacare enrollment period from October 15th till after the elections for political reasons?' 63% answered yes, 37% answered no
    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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  • A graph showing answers to the poll question '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?'. 46% responded yes, 19% responded no, and 36% responded that they did not understand the medicaid gap.
    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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  • A graph shwoing responses to the poll question 'Do you believe it is fair if the March 31, 2014 Obamacare enrollment deadline is extended in some states but not in all states?'. 24% answered yes, 76% answered no
    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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  • A graph showing answers to the poll question 'Should the open enrollment period for Obamacare be extended if its 7 million enrollment goal is not achieved by March 31st?'. 54% answered yes, 46% answered no.
    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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  • A graphic of a dart board with Dec. 7 in the center.
    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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  • A graph showing support for postponing the 2014 fine on the uninsured. A poll on July 5th shows 41% support, while a separate poll on October 29th shows 51% support.
    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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  • A graphic of a man holding a sheet of paper that says 'Data Security' while window shopping for health plans
    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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  • A graph showing public concern over data security and personal information
    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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  • A graphic of a woman comparing a name brand health insurance plan and a generic one
    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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  • A graph showing responses to the poll question 'Do you believe that the new Obamacare marketplaces will reduce the rate of growth for health insurance premiums?'. 17% responded yes, 36% responded not certain, and 48% responded no
    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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  • A graphic of a confused man standing in front of a maze that says 'This way to health insurance'
    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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  • A graph showing responses to the poll question 'Should consumers’ premium payments to buy health insurance be tax free the same way it is for companies paying for health insurance?' 47% answered yes, 46% answered that they did not have an opinion, and 7% answered no
    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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  • A graph showing answers to the question 'During Obamacare's first Open Enrollment Period, where will you get advice regarding your health insurance selection?'
    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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  • A graphic showing a scale weighing health benefits vs. Obamacare impact
    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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  • A graph showing responses to the poll question 'Would you prefer your employer choose your health insurance company annually or would you prefer to make the choice yourself?'. 40% answered no, and 22% answered yes
    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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  • A graph showing responses to the poll question 'Should the Obamacare fine on consumers without health insurance be waived in 2014 just as the fine for employers not providing health insurance was waived?'. 41% responded yes, 12% responded no, and 47% responded 'not certain'
    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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  • A graphic of a man talking to a doctor
    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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  • A graph showing responses to the poll question 'Would better health insurance coverage lead you to see the doctor more often or get a medical procedure you had put off?'. 57% answered no, 15% answered yes, I would get a procedure I put off, and 27% answered yes, I'd see the doctor more often
    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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  • A pie chart showing answers to the poll question.
    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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  • A chart showing responses to the question 'Which do you think is the most important issue for judging if Obamacare is a success or failure in 2014?'
    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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  • A graph showing responses to the poll question 'If changing from your doctor to another doctor could save you money on your health plan premium costs, how much would you have to save annually to make the switch?'
    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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  • A graph showing responses to the poll question 'Will the $95 IRS penalty motivate you to shop this October for an Obamacare health plan?'
    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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  • A graph showing the responses to the poll question 'How Will The New Obamacare Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Health Plans Always Differ From One Another?'
    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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