Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Survey Study of College Students' Knowledge of Health Care Reform in America

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Rachel Brown (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Jeff Bolles

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to determine how knowledgeable college students are about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including both the nature of the act itself and its provisions for the American people. The PPACA has been a popular topic recently and there have been many misconceptions about what the bill entails. The first art of the research involved distributing an online survey of 28 true or false questions to college students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The questions asked about both why the PPACA was written and the provisions it makes for citizens. By analyzing 130 responses, the research shows that college students know more about areas of the PPACA that have been widely publicized in the media.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2014
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PPACA, College Students, UNCP, Media

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