Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that about a third of adult registered voters polled said they supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a drop of about 3 percentage points from May. The report further found that the percentage of those who felt negative about PPACA had dropped from 53 percent in July to 47 percent in August.

Conclusion: Fewer support it but fewer don't like it.

Now comes new data from the Commonwealth Fund that finds that most folks, nearly 70 percent, with actual experience on the public exchanges under PPACA are happy with their coverage, finding it high-quality and fairly easy to afford.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.