More than 60 percent of people responding to a survey approved of the Supreme Court’s June 25 ruling in the King v. Burwell case while nearly one-third disapproved of the decision.
Results of the Kaiser Health Tracking poll were released on July 1. The survey included 1,202 adults in the U.S. who participated in telephone-based interviews from June 25 to 29.
The court ruled that the federal government and states could continue offering subsidies to purchase coverage on health insurance exchanges that were created as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Even after the ruling, 30 percent of respondents indicated they had heard only a little about the case and 31 percent said they knew nothing about the case. Further, 38 percent said they believed the Supreme Court had not ruled on the case and 23 percent were unsure.
When respondents were told the justices had upheld the ACA legislation, 62 percent said they agreed with the ruling and 32 percent said they disapproved.
As for the ACA itself, 43 percent of respondents had a favorable view of the law and 40 percent had an unfavorable view. The proportions have not statistically changed in recent months.