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Poll: 42 Percent of Americans Unaware Obamacare is the Law

A staggering 42 percent of Americans are unaware that Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) is the law of the land, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Obamacare was voted and signed into law back in 2010 (pictured).

The poll stated that 12 percent of Americans thought Obamacare had been repealed by Congress and seven percent thought the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Obamacare, reports

Both are false, although the U.S. Supreme Court did allow states the freedom to decide if they wanted to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.

“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is,” states the poll.

The poll also said that 40 percent of Americans view Obamacare favorably while 34 percent didn't like it and 24 didn't not answer or didn't know. None of the people polled were asked if they actually understood what Obamacare is or does.

“I think that any time you’re implementing something big, there is going to be people who are nervous and anxious about is it going to get done until it’s actually done,” said President Obama, in response to the bizarre poll numbers.

“For the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened, and their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before,” Obama added. “Full stop. That’s it. Now they don’t have to worry about anything else.”

According to the Washington Post, the Department of Health and Human Services released new applications for individuals who want health insurance under Obamacare. The forms were condensed from 21 pages down to seven.

The new applications ask about income, Social Security numbers, employment history, contact information and race-ethnicity.

House Republicans have voted to repeal Obamacare 36 times, but a legal repeal requires the Senate and president's approval. Freshman House Republicans have requested another symbolic repeal vote so that they can brag to voters that they tried to repeal Obamacare.

Sources:, Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation


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