The Real Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Insurance Coverage, Attitudes and Opinions
Recorded on Thursday, July 10, 2014
How has insurance coverage changed since the passage of the ACA? How has the ACA affected different demographic groups? What does the insured population look like now?
In this webinar, Gallup Research Director Dan Witters will share insights garnered from Gallup’s Daily tracking, which includes the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, a definitive measure and empiric database of real-time changes in well-being throughout the world.
The presentation will include:
- Trends in health insurance coverage among U.S. adults over time and across demographic groups
- Recent patterns in health insurance rates in states that have expanded Medicaid and established exchanges versus those that have not
- Information about the formerly uninsured who are now covered through the exchanges, including the demographics and health characteristics of the newly insured
- U.S. adults’ attitudes toward the ACA and self-assessment of their health
Dan Witters, Research Director, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
Dan Witters serves as Research Director of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. This daily assessment of U.S. residents' well-being provides real-time measurement and insights needed to improve health, increase daily productivity, enhance basic needs, and lower healthcare costs. Dan frequently presents at major conferences and summits, and his insights from this research appear regularly on Gallup.com and in the media, including appearances on “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNBC, HuffPost Live and NPR.