Bipartisan Support For Creating State Insurance Exchanges Despite Continuing Party Divisions Over the ACA

A majority of Americans put the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges at the top of the priority list for health policy in their state this year, according to a survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. …

Even as most Americans (65%) say that Washington should act quickly to bring down the deficit, there is little public appetite for major reductions in federal spending on health care. Overall, six in ten (58%) oppose any spending cuts to Medicare and 46 percent oppose any cuts to Medicaid. When it comes to which federal activities should be subject to “major” cuts, there is only majority agreement on reducing foreign aid and funding for the conflict in Afghanistan. [cont.]

Kaiser Family Foundation