Most Americans lack awareness of their insurance options as a part of the Affordable Care Act and are unsure whether they would qualify for financial assistance for health insurance, according to a series of focus groups by Intuit TurboTax.
“Consumers who take a more active role in their health care decisions get the best outcome for both their health and their wallet,” says Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, health economist and adviser to the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax. “We encourage Americans to be engaged in their health care decisions starting now. Research shows that Americans spend much more time researching the purchase of an automobile compared with seeking information on picking their personal physician. Isn’t it worth investing a few hours over the next few months to get the best health care for you and your family?”