Public Opinion on Wellness Programs, the PPACA: 7 Statistics

The American's public on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act stayed steady in June, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.

Of those surveyed, 45 percent expressed an unfavorable view of the law, while 39 percent reported a favorable perception, consistent with the percentages seen during the last several months. Views have also continued to show a sharp political divide, with 66 percent of Democrats viewing the PPACA favorably and 74 percent of Republicans expressing an unfavorable view.

The poll also addressed the wellness program offerings that many employers have established or expanded under new PPACA guidelines. While 76 percent of the total public agrees it's appropriate for employers to offer wellness programs promoting healthy behaviors, 62 percent don't think workers should be required to pay higher health insurance premiums for not participating in wellness programs. Additionally, 74 percent of those polled think it's inappropriate for employers to require workers to pay higher premiums if they can't meet certain health goals.

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