Michigander’s satisfaction with health care coverage has increased since ACA implementation
Data from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation’s (CHRT) Cover Michigan Survey describes the rate of satisfaction with health care coverage before and after implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Satisfaction with health care coverage in the state of Michigan has increased since the implementation of the ACA. In 2015, 57 percent of Michiganders reported that they were satisfied with their health coverage, which is in alignment with national rates of satisfaction with health care. This represents a significant increase from the 51 percent of respondents who reported they were satisfied with their health care coverage in 2012 before the ACA took effect. In 2014, 52% of Michigan residents reported that they were satisfied with their health care coverage.
The Cover Michigan Survey data presented in this brief were produced from a series of survey questions added to the Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research quarterly State of the State Survey. Further methodology detail can be found on CHRT’s website. In 2015, the survey was fielded between October and December 2015 and included a sample of 972 Michigan adults, with a 17.0 percent response rate. In 2014, the survey was fielded between September and November 2014 and included a sample of 1,002 Michigan adults with a 20.2 percent response rate. In 2012, the survey was fielded between August and October 2012 and included a sample of 1,018 Michigan adults, with a 31.6 percent response rate.