Health insurance is a major reason that people can’t afford to buy health insurance, according to a new report from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
That’s according to the latest survey, which also found that the number of people who say they’ve had health insurance coverage declines significantly as they age.
“The ACA has been a major contributor to the decline in health insurance enrollment over the past few years, with the majority of Americans choosing not to get coverage,” the report says.
“Many of the health care costs associated with the ACA are paid by people with incomes below the poverty level, which is a significant burden for low-income Americans.”
The survey also found many Americans are concerned about the cost of health insurance.
“We know from other surveys that many people do not have a clear understanding of how much insurance coverage they can expect,” the authors write.
“More than one-third (34%) reported that they have not had enough information to make an informed decision about the quality of their health care coverage.”
The study was released on Thursday, and is available here.