FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA Cross-Sectional Survey of Public Opinion toward the Affordable Care Act in Indiana
CARE White Paper Series, 2012 Volume 1
Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Inc.
3737 North Meridian Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Contact: Troy Julian Gibson, Media Liaison
Indianapolis, IN, Thursday, August 9, 2012
– The Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) cordially invites you to attend the public release of the results of A Cross-Sectional Survey of Public Opinion toward the Affordable Care Act in Indiana. A study conducted by the Center for Culture-Center Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at the National University of Singapore. The study was funded through an award to Purdue University by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition.
In 2010, Indiana was among the leading states to incorporate aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This study was conducted as a joint collaboration to learn about the attitudes of Indiana residents on the ACA, particularly the health care coverage requirement. Dr. Mohan Dutta, the Director of CARE led the study. Public opinion details were collected in June 2012, during the same time as the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold key components of the ACA and expanded media coverage.
In addition to health insurance coverage, participants were asked for their opinions on the effectiveness of comparative health information, preventive services, and insurers’ disclosure of overhead costs, and access to more information about the ACA insurance options.
The Indiana Minority Health Coalition is a statewide non-profit advocacy organization. It is also an Indiana certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). IMHC exists to eliminate health disparities through research, education, advocacy, and access to health care services for minority populations.
Please joint IMHC and our partners for the Cross-Sectional Survey of Public Opinion toward the Affordable Care Act in Indiana press conference on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:00 am. IMHC is located at 3737 North Meridian Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208. You may reach us at 317-926-4011 for more details. Thank you.