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So far, the passage of health insurance reform legislation has not increased Americans’ confidence in the health care system. According to the Thomson Reuters Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index, confidence fell three points between January and March.
The most drastic change was in future expectations. Most expected that they would be less likely to be able to find health care or afford a health insurance plan. In March, there was an increase in the number of people who had either decreased the amount of health insurance coverage they had or dropped it entirely.
Click here to see more of their findings. These results don’t bode well for proponents of the law.