Skip to comments.Poll: 78% of Uninsured Not Interested in ObamaCare
Posted on 11/08/2013 12:18:06 PM PST by tcrlaf
A new Gallup poll brings more terrible news for President Obama and his signature health plan, showing that only 22% of uninsured Americans intend to buy insurance through the ObamaCare exchanges.
One of the major selling points for using ObamaCare to disrupt our health care system (that polls showed up to 80% of Americans were satisfied with) was to insure the uninsured. But according to this poll, only a very small minority of that small minority is even interested in obtaining insurance.
Even more troubling is the realization that a month ago, that number was double; a full 44% of the uninsured said they would purchase insurance though the exchanges.
Over the course of a month, however, the reality of ObamaCare scared off half of that 44%
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Remember how anyone that dared to point this out over the last 3 years was a "Crazy Right-Wing RACIST!!!"??
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Everbody knows that...
The uninsured apparently never CARED that they were uninsured.
A huge, disruptive solution for something that was apparently never a problem in the first place.
Well, the solution here is OBVIOUS to any Socialist Democrat.
INCREASE THE FINES!! (but exempt our voting groups from them.)
Obama-the-Undocumented Moslem Tyrant has simple
goals: redistribution, Communism and arming al Qaeda.
Obamacare was not about insuring the uninsured. That was the campaign selling point. But it included millions of people who were already insured and already happy with their coverage.
Those people who’s coverage had to CHANGE.
This is baaaaaad news for the Democrat socialists.
Hmmm... any 2-bit manufacturer will test the market for interest in their product.
We’ve been scammed...
A huge, disruptive solution for something that was apparently never a problem in the first place."
man did you nail it.. brilliant..
Well......Did you know Old MacDonald was a bad speller?
All the more reason why they must be compelled to join up. And all the more reason why new programs designed to educate and indoctrinate people to act in their own best interests must be created, staffed, funded, and implemented. And all the more reason why taxes must be raised and business restricted, to pay for these new programs. Healthcare must be reformed. No longer can we make no mistake about it.
Every day, it seems, it gets little more over.
It was never about health care. It is a communist redistribution of wealth.
I guess we need to build build bigger prisons. semi-s/
Reminds me of what happens when you introduce commodes to uncivilized folk who are used to taking a squat on their haunches. They can be ‘encouraged’ to use the commode—but when they do they don’t sit on it, they squat on their haunches on top of the commode.
I’ll bet 75% of the “low-information” crowd don’t even know they’ll be fined if they don’t sign up.
If you can afford insurance and plan on seeking urgent care in an emergency room, then either have the insurance or get a health savings account. I think they were interested just not in going broke trying.
We were told that they’d be dying in the streets if ACA wasn’t passed - sounds like a stool sample - “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it” ... well I guess they did.
So...when does the Insurance Market Death Spiral commence?
oh, wait. you mean the uninsured are uninsured by choice, and not because some mean insurance company is oppressing them?
If one were to believe that the purpose of Obamacare was to provide health insurance to the uninsured, this would be a disaster.
But since the true purpose of Obamacare is to implement socialism and raise the level of government control over individuals, it is simply an interesting factoid.
Your word is COW.
In one month half the uninsured who were planning to take the obamaCAIR plunge have decided they won’t. That’s very encouraging.
Therefore, the “problem” that they were trying to solve was not the problem that they stated they were trying to solve...
The “problem” was that they couldn’t use the power of the State to deny healthcare to their political enemies.
“Ill bet 75% of the low-information crowd dont even know theyll be fined if they dont sign up.”
They’ll find out when it’s deducted from their refunds...just in time for the 2014 campaign season.
Did you know Old MacDonald was a bad speller?
Another “very good” is the Real Clear Politics Average just up that puts O finally at -10 — due to a Pew Research poll coming in at -17. Go take a gander.
I want this atrocity of 0dumb0Care to crash & burn and if necessary take the country down as well, if it means that we can charge & prosecute & imprison 0dumb0, Holder, Hitlary, Sebellious, Reid & Pelosi! Actually the entire top 3 levels of 0dumb0's entire administration deserve to be serving 50 years in prison for treason!
I am on it. Thanks.
It was used as a weapon for class warfare and more racial division. “There are millions out there who don’t have health insurance, a basic human right.” “Single mOthers all over the country have to decide whether they want to feed their family or have healthcare.”
I told them to pound sand and I'll be running naked from 12/31/13 forward.
If that means just not filing tax returns from that point, so be it.
You make an interesting point...what are the time deadlines...I know most of these folks file immediately in January...to get the EIC...every street corner in the ‘hood sprouts a “fast tax” office..
People may be “stupid”, but they’re not *that* stupid. If a person is struggling with lodging, utilities, food, & gas, they are at least smart enough to know that they cannot afford what amounts to an extra car payment- or even mortgage payment, each month.
Only a democrat believes that money (or whatever utterly unreasonable demand they want at any given time) can just be materialized out of thin air because they’ve made the demand.
In short, they live in a fantasy world.
“only a very small minority of that small minority is even interested in obtaining insurance”
And most of them will wind up in Medicaid because they won’t meet the income test for the actual insurance policies.
“any 2-bit manufacturer”
Begged question, the defect’s in your first assumption.
I got this one.
So here’s the risk pool in the exchanges:
People with pre-existing conditions
Men with prostate or ED issues
People with mental health issues
People who qualify for subsidies
New Medicaid enrollees
Sounds like a winner to me. Anyone want to short health care provider stocks?
BINGO! A poll taken a month or so ago (can't recall the pollster, but it was widely reported) showed that 69% of young adults did not know they were mandated to purchase insurance or pay a penalty. Presumably with all the hoopla, more are aware of that fact by now, but possibly not.
“We have to create a gigantic bureaucracy before we can find out if anybody wants it.” - Nanzi Pelozi
Bingo? I thought we were singing “Old MacDonald”...
Meanwhile, there are now millions of cancellations for the 5% who buy individual coverage, and next year businesses may discontinue coverage for many of the 49% who get insurance from their employers.
If just 20% of people who currently have individual coverage decide ObamaCare is too expensive and employers quit covering just 5% of employees because it's too expensive, ObamaCare will even fail to reduce the ranks of the uninsured despite its enormous costs, curtailments on liberty, and widespread dissatisfaction.
It’s kind of funny how much information Obama demands from citizens and how little information citizens demand from him.
Next project for the Marxists:
Force every pet owner to purchase mandatory insurance. Not as impossible as one might think. Rabies shots are mandatory - so consider what else might be ‘required’ by mandate: damage liability, animal control costs, doggie park maintenance, neighbor complaints, pet adoption agencies, euthanasia, etc., etc.,
And the long-term societal effects of ObamaCare are way worse than most people think.
It will profoundly affect lifetime economic attitude and outcomes of people whose immediate income prospects are in the range of 300% and 600% of the poverty line. The nature of OC subsidies is that they are eliminated when a person or a family's income exceeds 400% of poverty line. For a married couple, this is $62040/year. For a couple in their mid-50s, earning just $1 over that threshold causes their tax bill to go up by about $7400, a 740,000% marginal income tax rate.
The marginal rate effect is not quite so large for younger people, but it is high enough to make it rational for many to aspire to 400% of poverty line, and no higher. This will cripple the work ethic and halt upward mobility, and thus achieve the Progressive egalitarian ideal (well, except for the ruling class, but they never were supposed to be equal to the hoi polloi.)
America RIP, brought to you by Hope'n'Change™.
So...when does the Insurance Market Death Spiral commence?
I think it got started on October 1.
If they get EITC they probably already get Medicaid.
Instead of looking for a free market solution, the Democrats used this 'crises' as an excuse to destroy the Health insurance business and gain control over millions of Americans via the IRS.
Young people could care less about 'fines'.
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