The Schapiro Group poll, commissioned by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation and released today, shows that almost half of Georgia residents believe their health care costs will increase under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), while the quality of their care will decrease.
One of the questions in the telephone survey asked: "Under the healthcare reform law, do you think you and your family will pay more for healthcare overall, pay less, or it won't make much difference?" The results are as follows:
47% - pay more
33% - no difference
11% - pay less
9% - don't know/refuse to answer
According to the survey, Georgians also don't expect for the quality of care to improve as a result of ACA implementation.
"Under the healthcare reform law, do you think you and your family will receive higher quality healthcare, lower quality, or it won’t make much difference?" Results:
54% - no difference
32% - lower quality
7% - higher quality
7% - don't know/refuse to answer
Perhaps surprisingly, Georgians appear to be happy with the cost and care they receive under the current, pre-Obamacare, health care laws.
When asked if they are satisfied with what they currently pay, the results show:
63% - at least somewhat satisfied
33% - dissatisfied
28% - very satisfied
15% - very dissatisfied
In addition, 75 percent of Georgians are satisfied with the "overall value of healthcare that they receive in relation to the amount that they pay for it," including 40 percent who are very satisfied.
The survey was conducted in October and November 2013. The Schapiro Group talked to 400 adults, including 100 cell-phone only households. The margin of error is +/- 4.8 percent.
Click here to view all the results.