Poll: Rollout Of Health Exchanges Gets Thumbs Down
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews. But people are at least checking them out.
According to an AP-GfK poll, 7 percent of Americans report that somebody in their household has tried to sign up for insurance through the health care exchanges.
While that’s a small percentage, it could represent more than 20 million people.
Three-fourths of those who tried to sign up reported problems, though, and that’s reflected in the underwhelming reviews.
Overall, just 7 percent of Americans say the rollout of the health exchanges has gone well. Far more deem it a flop.
Among those who’ve tested out the system, three-quarters of those polled said they’ve experienced problems trying to sign up.