I've noticed that some people are grading the performance of the commercial health insurance provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) based on whether they like their health coverage, or whether other ordinary people like their health coverage.

I've fallen in that trap myself.

Because any hard numbers on the actual performance of anything related to PPACA commercial health insurance provisions are so hard to find, I find myself rejoicing at the sight of the occasional bit of PPACA exchange plan or PPACA Medicaid expansion coverage enrollee satisfaction survey data.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.