A new study of public opinion on the Patient Protection and Affordable Act(PPACA) suggests the landmark health law is morepopular than is generally assumed.

The analysis that was published in Health Affairs is based onpolling data from the first four years after the PPACA was adoptedby Congress in 2010, so the only post-implementation data itincludes comes from the first few months after the law went intoeffect at the end of 2013.

Lawrence Jacobs, a professor at the Humphrey School of PublicAffairs at the University of Minnesota, conducted the analysis bypolling the same group of 1,200 people in 2010, 2012, and 2014 tosee if and how people’s opinions about the law would change.

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