Gallup: Knowledge of ACA isn't high among young adults

08/25/2013 | Hill, The

A Gallup survey found that young people are less knowledgeable about the Affordable Care Act than older adults, which could represent an obstacle in the Obama administration's quest to get large numbers of young adults to sign up for new coverage options. Among adults younger than 35, 36% said they were "not familiar at all" or "not too familiar" with the ACA, the survey found. Only 1 in 10 young adults was "very familiar" with the ACA. Gallup said "the administration and like-minded groups still have some time to educate the public about the law, but they have a lot of distance to cover in terms of ensuring that the country truly understands the changes coming to the healthcare system."

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