Health

One Third of Uninsured Americans Plan to Stay Uninsured, Says Poll

| by Michael Allen

Over one third of uninsured American adults plan to remain uninsured, despite being eligible for Obamacare and federal subsidies to pay for insurance.

These uninsured Americans are apparently comfortable with risking their lives, even if they contract cancer or some other deadly disease.

According to a Gallup poll, 65 percent of uninsured Americans say they plan to "get insurance," while 11 percent have no opinion one way or the other.

25 percent said they would rather pay a fine than be covered by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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Uninsured people who do not sign up by Jan. 1, 2014, will have to pay a fine.

48 percent plan on getting health care via a federal or state exchange, set up by Obamacare, while 36 do not plan to get insurance and 17 percent have not decided or have no opinion.

A more disturbing part of the poll shows the astounding ignorance of many Americans when it comes to Obamacare. 35 percent of adults, nationwide, say they are "not at all familiar" with the insurance exchanges, which have been reported on by the media for three years.

51 percent of uninsured Americans were polled as "not at all familiar" with the insurance exchanges despite the tens of millions of dollars spent by the U.S. government to raise awareness.

Source: Gallup