The study referenced in this article is a good example of "researcher bias." The model they're using to determine knowledge about the ACA is flawed.
First of all, the model only has 18 data points (survey questions). There needs to be more in order to encompass all aspects and perspectives of the law.
Second of all, some of the data points being used to determine ACA knowledge are debatable and not clear cut. For example the survey question, "US citizens without health insurance have to pay a fine" is misleading - it's been successfully argued in front of the SC that the mandate is not a fine but a tax. Another misleading survey question is that "committees do not decide whether people get medical care" ; however, ACA requires the HHS to determine what is considered an "essential health benefit" and t