Consumers remain in the dark about many aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and are more likely than ever to shop around before making a decision.

These are among the key findings of the "American Sentiments on Obamacare" national survey, completed in October by, an independent consumer health insurance website in Los Angeles.

"We were surprised to learn how many respondents still plan to shop around even if they were satisfied with their plan," said Martin Quigley, senior advisor for

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