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How 'low information' are low information Americans about Obamacare?
American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 01/10/2014 7:50:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Surprisingly - even shockingly - ignorant.

Reuters:

Most uninsured adult Americans lack basic knowledge about President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law and haven't visited their online insurance marketplace because they think health insurance is unaffordable, according to a survey released on Thursday.

The survey from Enroll America, a non-profit healthcare enrollment coalition, found that 68 percent of uninsured adults had not yet logged onto their online exchanges.

A similar number, 69 percent of the uninsured, still lacked knowledge about tax subsidies and other financial help designed to make the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, affordable for many, the survey said.

"Large proportions of the uninsured are also still in the dark about deadlines and that brand new plans are available," Enroll America said in a report about the survey.

"A lack of facts about costs and coverage may be the greatest barriers to enrollment," it added.

The law is expected to reduce the number of uninsured in the United States by almost half, or about 25 million people, in the next 10 years.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; livs; lowinformation; obamacare; obamacarecosts; obamacaredeductibles; obamacareignorance

1 posted on 01/10/2014 7:50:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Most uninsured adult Americans lack basic knowledge about President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law and haven’t visited their online insurance marketplace because they think health insurance is unaffordable


If they thought it was unaffordable before, just wait till they see the new and improved rates!


2 posted on 01/10/2014 7:53:53 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Better to sit back and think your insurance is unaffordable than to log-on and prove it.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 7:54:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cableguymn
If they thought it was unaffordable before, just wait till they see the new and improved rates!

....and wait until they find out that with these new and improved rates, they will be getting ZEROCARE.

4 posted on 01/10/2014 8:00:00 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: SeekAndFind

My sister is about as low info as they come (a Duck Dynasty voter) and the ACA was a complete mystery to her. They might as well have been trying to teach her Calculus. She eventually figured out she “couldn’t afford it” and opted for the penalty.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 8:00:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: SeekAndFind
So is this going to be the new spin?

ObamaCare is a disaster only because the public was/is too dumb to make it work?

6 posted on 01/10/2014 8:01:02 AM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: SeekAndFind

“....the law is expected to reduce the number of uninsured in the United States by almost half, or about 25 million people, in the next 10 years.”

the LAW seems better geared to reduce the Number Of People IN America...PERIOD!!


7 posted on 01/10/2014 8:02:45 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: LMAO

They can make that the new spin if they want….but that proves the point conservatives were making, that it was doomed to being a complicated and expensive bureaucratic boondoggle….

Really doesn’t help ‘em to make that spin.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 8:04:06 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: AppyPappy

Duck Dynasty voter?

Not sure how that plays into being low info. It seems more like a gratuitous swipe at the show and its fans.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 8:06:01 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: AppyPappy
(a Duck Dynasty voter)

What do you mean by that? Duck Dynasty fans are low-info?

10 posted on 01/10/2014 8:11:06 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: SeekAndFind

I find myself less and less willing to participate in anything this country is forcing in me


11 posted on 01/10/2014 8:11:59 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Lou L

If Phil Robertson tells her to vote for someone, she votes for them. Her TV tells her what to do.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 8:12:47 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think LIVs will “get it” when they watch an episode of The Kardashians with Kim and Kanye trying to log in to the exchange.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 8:13:41 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: SeekAndFind

The dumbing down of American young people has come home to roost.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 8:14:04 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: AppyPappy

“If Phil Robertson tells her to vote for someone, she votes for them. “

I could think of worse systems.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 8:16:25 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: AppyPappy

Could it be that some of the “low information”voters cannot read or write much less use a puter because they went to public schools?


16 posted on 01/10/2014 8:18:21 AM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: oldasrocks

They all have smart phones. They just find thinkin’ too hard. My sister will be the first to pull the “dumb ole country girl” routine although she was raised as an urban debutante.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 8:21:39 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

I opted for the penalty until I logged on to another site and found out that the minimum plan will cost more than 8% of my gross TAXABLE income, making me exempt from the requirement to have medical insurance at all.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 8:32:59 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: sten

I word my seatbelt religiously until it became the law. For two years after tht I never wore it.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 8:34:33 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: AppyPappy
as low info as they come (a Duck Dynasty voter)

Are you calling fellow FReepers low-info?

20 posted on 01/10/2014 8:45:08 AM PST by digger48
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, I think people understand quite well that signing up for Obamacare makes them perpetual slaves of the state.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 8:50:03 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: AppyPappy
If Phil Robertson tells her to vote for someone, she votes for them. Her TV tells her what to do.

I get what you say about the TV telling low-info voters of what to believe, but Phil Robertson has never engaged in giving any sort of political advice on the show. Furthermore, you insult many "Duck Dynasty" fans on this board, by linking their enjoyment of the show with those of a low-information voter. DD fans are generally conservative, and numerous studies have shown that conservatives are more politically aware of the issues, and are likely to obtain their information from a wider variety of sources (sans the MSM).

22 posted on 01/10/2014 8:57:07 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: cableguymn

Maybe the have been informed, and know how bad it will be. The opposite of this liberal article could be the real reason.

I’m just waiting on them to tell us that Medicare and Tricare Life (secondary to Medicare Retired Military over 65) are going to be forced under the 0’care umbrella and Express Scripts for your meds.

I have big issues with this 3 month buy, because our Meds bill would be about $500 for 3 months worth of drugs, and at our age it is better to do monthly, especially for me as I have a ton of drug reactons. Another issue with ES is they buy the cheapest generics from any manufacture, you won’t know from order to order which one you will get, or what country. It is then tossed up on your porch for some one to steal. And what about that emergency 1 time antibiotic you might need middle of a Fri night ER run? ES is not a 24/7 day operation. M-F standard business hrs.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 9:07:04 AM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: LMAO
So is this going to be the new spin? ObamaCare is a disaster only because the public was/is too dumb to make it work?

Well, the liberals have dumbed people down so this their consequence.

Ironic that they can't even give away health care sine their voter base is so ignorant. (I'm assuming those that have no clue are in the income bracket to get a total subsidy).
24 posted on 01/10/2014 9:42:33 AM PST by yorkiemom
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To: SeekAndFind

Example 46 of over 1000 sins: And what’s peddled as “health” A druggie company? And tabled in the rates. Example 14 of over 1000; and what’s dirty choice # 1 is tabled in? Example 13, and what’s dirty #2 choice tabled in ..........

Extortion Care is sin.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 10:09:33 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Lou L

It’s a fictional show. You may as well be defending professional wrestling. I’m sure pro rassling fans are just as conservative.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 10:10:16 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: cuban leaf

Nonetheless, you still need health insurance. You are one drunk illegal in a hooptie from being bankrupt.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 10:11:41 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy
It’s a fictional show. You may as well be defending professional wrestling.

You're acting like a simpleton. My original point was not to defend the show, it was to point out that association with "Duck Dynasty" viewers and "low information voters" have nothing to do with each other. You used the term in a drive-by comment, and provided no proof. I gave you a chance to explain yourself, and you choose to insult me.

28 posted on 01/10/2014 10:28:50 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: AppyPappy

Nonetheless, you still need health insurance. You are one drunk illegal in a hooptie from being bankrupt.


I might get killed in a car wreck too. Odds are in my favor. Bankruptcy is not life’s end, if it should come to that.

Life is risk.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 10:41:34 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

True but it is like saying “I don’t need life insurance because I’ll be dead and I won’t care what happens to my family”.
Garnishing wages is the new debtors prison.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 10:51:19 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

We’re 60 and I don’t do health insurance any more. I consider it in the vein of John Adams’ comments on giving up our “comfort”.

Frankly, I’m fine with paying health care out of pocket like I do everything else. And I would not opt for expensive (over $100k) treatments anyway. An acquaintance was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She is now cancer free. She got no expensive medical treatment.

Search “gerson” and “cancer” to find out how she did it.

We’re taking responsibility for our health - and most other problems, e.g. broken bones, don’t cost that much to fix. I’ve lived it.

The idea that one is not responsible or living dangerously if they don’t have health insurance is a defective paradigm.

God did a better job designing our bodies than many would have you believe.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 11:26:48 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: AppyPappy

Garnishing wages is the new debtors prison.


What if you don’t have “wages”? How do they garnish income from your own business or stuff you sell on eBay, etc.?


32 posted on 01/10/2014 11:28:21 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Yeah but you may not have a choice. If a drunk illegal with no insurance hits you, you are going to have a hospital bill.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 11:29:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: cuban leaf

It’s amazing how effective they are at getting our money


34 posted on 01/10/2014 11:30:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

Yeah but you may not have a choice. If a drunk illegal with no insurance hits you, you are going to have a hospital bill.


Yes. And if I get struck by lightning there will be hell to pay, too.

Life is risk. When it comes to driving, I’m a HUGE defensive driver. I’m expecting this sort of thing all the time, and I commute 122 miles a day and have driven most states in this country. Multiple times.

Funny you bring up the illegal. I hit one trying to run across the street once. Tried to sue me twice but never got past the first threatening letter, as my insurance company in so many words replied back with, “bring it on”.

I don’t fear what MIGHT happen.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 11:33:27 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: AppyPappy

It’s amazing how effective they are at getting our money


An aquaintence n Seattle has not made a house payment in over five years now. She’s still stringing the bank along as they try to negotiate a new payment agreement on her mortgage. Eventually she’ll just move out. But in that time she has become completely debt free (except for the mortgage she’s basically written off in her own mind).

i.e. they are not that good at it, yet.

Also, my auto insurance does cover a fair amount of damage done by any uninsured driver. No health insurance necessary.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 11:36:09 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

You can be very careful and still end up in the hospital.
Since you don’t have income, you qualify for Medicaid.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 11:44:59 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: cuban leaf

The bank will get their money eventually. Not paying is not the same as “off the hook”. She still owes the money. Even worse, she’ll owe the IRS. Any debt that is forgiven is considered “income”.

Your car insurance will not pay if you get mugged or fall or have a heart attack or fall off a ladder or get hit crossing the street or cut yourself with a kitchen knife or get the flu or break a bone or...well, you get it.

Yeah I know. It will never happen to you. It only happens to other people. Must be nice.


38 posted on 01/10/2014 11:52:12 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

Your car insurance will not pay if you get mugged or fall or have a heart attack or fall off a ladder or get hit crossing the street or cut yourself with a kitchen knife or get the flu or break a bone or...well, you get it.


You are right. My daughter broke her arm while I had $5,000 deductible insurance. It was $200 a month cheaper insurance than the Group Health full coverage, but the bad news was I had to pay for EVERYTHING involving the broken arm. Total out of pocket expense? ~$275.

Health care is not that expensive. It just isn’t. Especially when the health care provider knows you don’t have insurance. I’ve experienced it many a time.

I can afford to pay for my own broken pipes, electrical problems and mechanical failures of my cars and tractor. I can afford to pay for the same regarding my wifes and my bodies.

And you said: “Yeah I know. It will never happen to you. It only happens to other people. Must be nice.”

Statistically speaking, you are absolutely correct.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 8:38:19 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: AppyPappy

can the federal gov’t be held accountable for the bills of an illegal drunk alien...

only the courts will decide.

either way, taxpayers are screwed.

t


40 posted on 01/17/2014 8:30:51 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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