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Kaiser: 73% of Brokers Dislike PPACA; 20% Like It

(Kaiser Family Foundation/Survey of Health Insurance Agents)
(Kaiser Family Foundation/Survey of Health Insurance Agents)

A few U.S. health insurance brokers say the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will help the United States as a whole.

But most brokers think PPACA will hurt their businesses, and even more think PPACA will hurt other brokers' businesses.

Just 4% of the brokers said they think PPACA will help brokers generally, and 14% said it will have no effect on brokers generally; 74% said PPACA will hurt the typical broker.

When the Kaiser analysts asked about specific PPACA programs that have already taken effect, such as the Preexisting Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program -- a guaranteed-issue health insurance program for uninsured consumers who were thought to be uninsurable -- only a minority of those familiar with the program said it seemed to be doing much to expand consumers' access to coverage.

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