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Interested Parties Michael Ramlet and Kyle Dropp July 31, 2013 Health Exchange Interest by Race and Insurance Status

Despite mixed awareness and confidence levels, 37 percent of African Americans say they are almost certain to purchase or very likely to purchase coverage through an exchange, compared to 35 percent of Hispanics and only 17 percent of whites. More than half of whites say they are not too likely or not at all likely to purchase coverage through the exchanges, compared with one-in-four African Americans and Hispanics, according to results from The Morning Consult National Healthcare Tracking Poll for July 2013. The Morning Consult National Healthcare Tracking Poll was conducted from July 2426, 2013, among a national sample of 2,076 registered voters. Results from the full sample have a margin of error of +/- 2 percent. The interviews were conducted online by Survey Sampling International, Inc. and the data were weighted to match a target sample of registered voters based on age, race, gender, education and region. Download the Tracking Poll Topline Results: http://bit.ly/16gbLFR Visit the Tracking Poll Crosstab Database: http://bit.ly/18OfiPs

Minorities Show Significantly More Interest in Health Insurance Exchanges

Interest in Health Insurance Exchanges by Race and Health Insurance Status RACE: AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Insurance Status Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured

Likelihood of Purchasing on Exchange Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely

Percent 14 31 34 13 8 13 14 41 14 18 19 30 40 11 9 28 37 13 12

RACE: HISPANIC

Insurance Status Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured

Likelihood of Purchasing on Exchange Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely

Percent 9 26 41 10 15 15 20 20 19 27 23 12 49 8 8 9 29 43 12 7

RACE: WHITE

Insurance Status Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Employer-Based Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Government Plan Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Purchase on own Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured

Likelihood of Purchasing on Exchange Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely Almost certain to purchase Very likely About 50-50 Not too likely Not at all likely

Percent 3 12 27 24 34 3 7 24 20 46 10 17 33 18 23 13 22 39 13 13

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