Poll: Despite high enrollment numbers, attitudes toward ACA not shifting positive


    President Obama announced this week that the number of Americans enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has topped 8 million. At the same time, the Census Bureau has met with some controversy over the new way that it asks about the nation’s uninsured.

    We get to the numbers with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll. On tap this week:

    New data unveiled in Washington this week looks at the profile of those who got insurance for the first time this year: health status, age, income, employment status.
    Will this change attitudes among Americans — particularly among Republicans — about the health care law?
    What is the story behind the Census Bureau’s timing of its revamp of the way it asks about the uninsured?
    On this Easter weekend, we get a refresher on the percentage of Americans who identify with a Christian faith and who can be considered active Christians.
    As Chelsea Clinton announces she is expecting, we note that the fertility rate has been down in recent years. How many young people under 40 actually want to have children? Many more than you might think.

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