Published on March 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM
A new poll finds that, on its third birthday, many Americans -- especially those it was designed to help -- still don't understand much of what it means.
Los Angeles Times: Ignorance About Health Law Remains High
Misunderstandings about the law have dogged it since lawmakers debated the legislation in 2009 and 2010, in part because major benefits of the law do not go into effect until next year (Levey, 3/20).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Poll: Three Years Later, Americans Still Don't Understand Health Law
It's been three years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, yet two-thirds of uninsured adults -; the very people the law sets out to help -; say they still don't know what it means for them (Gold, 3/20).
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