According to the article “Obama’s Health Care Reform Increases Confidence in Health Care” by Daniel Martynowicz on newsbythesecond.com, President Obama’s health care reform bill which passed in March had very mixed reviews. But interestingly enough, consumer confidence in health care is up.
A recent Gallop poll shows that America’s confidence in health care has risen significantly in the last six months. 40% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the US Health Care System. This is the highest percentage since 2005, and marks the 3rd consecutive increase in confidence towards health care. With health insurance quotes on the rise in general it’s good consumers are still gaining confidence.
Confidence in HMO Insurance specifically is still sub par. With an HMO insurance quote being more expensive it may be affecting consumer confidence. The Gallup believes these statistics will go up though since the elimination of lifetime limits on coverage and stopping health insurers from withholding coverage has yet to go into effect. These along with other changes should make overall confidence go up even more.