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Poll: Basics of health law not understood by many
San Francisco Chronicle

Many California residents will qualify for new health care options when the Affordable Care Act takes effect in January, but a large chunk of them still don’t understand even the basics of the law and how it might apply to them.

In a new Field Poll of California voters released Tuesday, nearly a quarter of respondents reported they were either not at all or not very knowledgeable of the Affordable Care Act’s features. Just 15 percent of those polled reported being very knowledgeable – only a slight increase from 11 percent in a 2011 poll.