Turns out a wonky website and warp-speed policy changes are the least of Obamacare’s problems. A big reason Americans have hesitated to sign up for health insurance is they don’t understand it.
A survey of more than 12,000 people released earlier this week by the journal Health Affairs found that only 60 percent of the people who should be signing up for Obamacare understand all of its key concepts.
A Carnegie Mellon University study done earlier this year was even less optimistic. It found that 86 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 not only didn’t have a grasp on Obamacare, they couldn’t even wrap their heads around the fundamental concepts of any kind of health insurance.
Insurers are also reporting mass confusion.