Many Americans aren't sure if Obamacare is the law

A new poll shows that 42 percent have their doubts about whether the Affordable Care Act is in effect

Published April 30, 2013 4:48PM (EDT)

A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that a big chunk of Americans are not sure whether the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land -- and an even bigger chunk of uninsured, low-income families don't know how it will impact them.

According to the survey, which asked about the "current status of the health care law," 12 percent believe Congress repealed the ACA, 7 percent believe it was overturned by the Supreme Court, and 23 percent are unsure.

When it comes to low-income families making less than $40,000 a year, 56 percent said they did not have enough information about how the law will impact their families, while 58 percent of those who are uninsured said the same thing.

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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