How does the Affordable Care Act impact you?

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A new survey says most Americas don’t feel the Affordable Care Act is making an positive impact.

The report by Bankrate.com reveals that only 28% say the Affordable Care Act made a mostly positive impact. The intended goal of the Affordable Care Act is to provide access to affordable, quality health insurance for more Americans and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the U.S.

It was signed into law in 2012, but even the President admitted it’s roll out was rocky.

Anders Tobiason, of Amherst, told 22News “I think it allows people to get health insurance. But there’s been a lot of stories about people who get health insurance but there’s no way fro the federal government to force healthcare providers take that insurance, and that’s problematic.”

The Bankrate report goes on to say because of the Affordable Care Act, about 1 in four people with health insurance through their employer are more likely to retire early or leave their jobs. Despite that, the percentage of Americans without health insurance has fallen to 11%.

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