Forget the promise of lower costs. Most Americans think Obamacare is — or at least will be — driving up their health care costs.

A poll released Tuesday by the Morning Consult found that 60 percent believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will likely increase their health care costs in the long run. Another 28 said their costs would likely remain unchanged, and 11 said they believed their costs will decrease.

That fear is consistent with a recent eHealth analysis, which found that health insurance on the individual market is much more expensive under PPACA.

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