Individuals with poorest self-reported health twice as likely to buy ACA exchange coverage, poll finds

Americans who rate their own health as "poor" are more than twice as likely to buy health plans from the ACA exchanges than those who self-rate their health as "excellent," according to a recent Gallup poll.

The poll compiles survey responses from 24,156 U.S. adults from March 8 to May 7. Respondents were asked where they purchased health insurance coverage and to rate the quality of that coverage.

In another finding from the poll, Gallup reported 74 percent of consumers who bought their health insurance through the exchanges said the quality of their coverage is "excellent" or "good," compared to 81 percent of respondents who purchased coverage from other sources.

Gallup said consumers' opinions may be influenced by the decreasing number of payers offering plans through the ACA exchanges, as well as increased premium rates.

For full poll results, click here.  

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