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67% of re­spon­dents feel the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Affordable Care Act will be very ef­fec­tive or ef­fec­tive with fi­nan­cial pro­tec­tion, or pro­tec­tion against hard­ship from med­i­cal bills, for vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions. 90% of Opin­ion Lead­ers say equity, de­fined as an ab­sence in dis­par­i­ties among pop­u­la­tion groups in terms of health sta­tus, care and cov­er­age, is very un­suc­cess­ful or un­suc­cess­ful in achiev­ing high per­for­mance in the U.S. health sys­tem . 70% of Opin­ion Lead­ers strongly sup­port or sup­port poli­cies that would guar­an­tee ac­cess to preven­tive, pri­mary and acute care for un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants. 74% of re­spon­dents strongly sup­port or sup­port ex­pand­ing the fund­ing of en­abling ser­vices (e.g., trans­porta­tion, trans­la­tion) for vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions to a wider range of providers.

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