Health Overhaul Supporters Hope Confusion Ends Created by kblakeslee on 10/14/2013 4:44:41 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three years after the federal health overhaul was signed into law and two weeks after the federal exchange opened, public confusion is still a broad concern.
Supporters of the federal health care law say they have spent months now trying to change the language they use. Wonky terms like "exchange" - where consumers can examine their insurance options - are being replaced with terms like insurance "marketplace."
But they face an uphill battle after years of bewilderment over the law. Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel has even poked fun at the widespread misunderstanding that "Obamacare" is different from the "Affordable Care Act."
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis expert Heather McCabe says simply having an exchange open already is helping to lift that fog of confusion.