Poll: Opinions of ACA in Kentucky Sharply Divided, but Support Has Dramatically Increased Since 2010

Dec 27, 2018

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A new poll of Kentucky adults finds a deep divide concerning the Affordable Care Act.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows 44% of Kentucky adults have a favorable opinionof the ACA, while 33% say they have an unfavorable view toward the federal health law.

A little more than half said the ACA—also known as “Obamacare”—has had no impact on them and their families. About 20% said the law has had a positive impact, while a similar amount said the impact had been negative.

The 44% approval for the ACA in Kentucky marks an 18 point improvement since 2010, when only 26% of Kentuckians said they approved of Obamacare.  

Kentucky expanded its Medicaid program under the ACA, a move that dramatically dropped the number of uninsured people in the state.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is an annual telephone poll funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health.