September 2, 2013

The Monmouth University Polling Institute and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute today released the very first “Health Matters Poll,” a periodic survey of Garden State attitudes regarding healthcare related issues. The first poll gauges New Jersey residents’ opinion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the impending individual mandate. Garden State views are either in line or slightly more positive than national attitudes about the law in general. But when it comes to actual knowledge of the individual mandate, Garden State residents are less informed than the rest of the country.

“We are excited about this new collaboration with the Monmouth University Polling Institute,” said David L. Knowlton, President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. “In the health care quality world, it is an important axiom that patients – the health care consumer – comes first. This new survey will take much of the guesswork out of understanding what they are thinking on important health care concerns.”

New Jersey Divided on Impact of Obamacare September 2013