We Asked People What They Know About Obamacare. See If You Know The Answers.

Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, has the number of uninsured Americans increased, decreased or stayed the same?

In fact, the Affordable Care Act brought the rate of uninsured Americans to a record low 9 percent in 2015. It’s the major achievement of the controversial health care law and one the Obama administration likes to tout whenever it can. …

But many of those surveyed in a new NPR/Ipsos poll got it wrong. About half believed that the number of people without insurance had increased or stayed the same, or they said they didn’t know what the law’s effect has been on insurance coverage. …

NPR’s poll was designed to gauge the public’s knowledge of some basic aspects of the U.S. health care system. The results come as Republicans on Capitol Hill are working to repeal the law. The Senate early Thursday morning passed a measure taking the first step toward dismantling the law. CONT.

Alison Kodjak, NPR