Some of the care management solutions enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act may be unpopular with the public, but that does not necessarily mean that people are against healthcare reform entirely.
A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press and GfK research indicates that the vast majority of Americans want the President and Congress to immediately get to work on a new bill if the Supreme Court decides to invalidate the entire law, the AP reported.
The results of the poll show that 75 percent of Americans want policymakers to start working on a new bill if the Affordable Care Act is ruled unconstitutional. Even 60 percent of people who identified themselves as supporters of the Tea Party said they would like to see a new health reform bill enacted.
The high cost of care is likely one of the main reasons why people continue to want some type of reform. A report issued last month by PricewaterhouseCoopers projected that healthcare costs will increase by 7.5 percent in 2013. While this growth rate is extremely low by historic standards, it is substantially higher than the rate of inflation.