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Quick Take: Survey Has More Bad News For Obamacare

Obamacare’s challenges continue, with a new survey showing Americans are struggling with health care costs and access in 2016.

Obamacare is hurting

The Obama administration is hoping for a successful open enrollment period this year, but a new survey from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) has bad news for the president.

In its survey of over 20,000 health care consumers across the U.S., PFCD found that Americans are having trouble accessing and paying for health insurance.

The topline findings from PFCD? Over three-quarters (77%) of consumers “report that they or someone they know had trouble using their health insurance in the past year.” Nearly half (43%) say their health insurance premiums have gone up in the last year.

These findings – along with the fraud and insurer exits plaguing Obamacare, as covered earlier by NTK – call into question the president’s recent suggestion that the marketplace is “strong.”