2011 Health Confidence Survey: Most Americans Unfamiliar With Key Aspect of Health Reform, and Is There a Future for Retirement?

Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute, EBRI Notes, Vol. 32, No. 9, September 2011

From the summary:
2011 Health Confidence Survey
Findings from the 2011 Health Confidence Survey (HCS) demonstrate that, despite the passage of health reform a year ago, most Americans are unfamiliar with health insurance exchanges, a key aspect of the health reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, or PPACA). Furthermore, dissatisfaction with the American health care system remains widespread; while confidence regarding various aspects of today’s health care system is not high, it has neither fallen nor increased as a result of passage of health reform.

Is There a Future for Retirement?
Various reports in recent years suggest that working an extra two or three years would solve the problem of inadequate retirement savings for most people, but this has not been well documented or quantified. New EBRI research presented at the policy forum addressed that question with comprehensive data from its Retirement Security Projection Model.

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