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Survey: Fewer people have confidence in Obamacare

A new survey shows higher health care spending and low confidence in Obamacare.  

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The survey, published by Bankrate.com, shows only one in 12 Americans report lower monthly health care spending now than a year ago. More than half are not confident this fall’s open enrollment in Obamacare exchanges will go smoothly.

In addition, fewer than 2 in 5 people are confident in the technical aspects of the exchanges. Analyst Doug Whiteman says this has a lot to do with with the memory of the problems during the initial enrollment.

“Americans fear that we are in for more of the same when the new signup season arrives,” Whiteman said.

According to Whiteman, more than one in three people who participated in their survey, (37%) have an overall negative feeling about the Affordable Care Act.

“Feelings about the law are declining along with the president’s approval rating,” Whiteman said.

The survey also found that only 16 percent of those questioned feel “more positive now than a year ago” about the program. According to Bankrate.com, “the negative sentiment is up 9 percentage points from August 2013.”

The survey, which was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, shows that 46 percent of those questioned say much higher prices for health plans could be a major problem during the upcoming open enrollment.

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