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One Third of Uninsured Won’t Sign Up for Obamacare
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times

Posted on 03/17/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

As the White House scrambles to get people signed up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, many uninsured Americans say they are still planning to take their chances and remain without coverage.

A new study by Bankrate.com shows that about one third of uninsured Americans are going to remain without coverage and opt to pay the penalty.

The survey results suggest that the administration’s outreach to uninsured people may be falling short, with more than half of people without insurance unaware of the March 31 deadline—and even more unaware of subsidies that could make their policies more affordable.

Bankrate surveyed 3,005 people and found that 41 percent of those who were uninsured said they plan to stay uninsured because they think that health insurance is too costly. Meanwhile, about 70 percent said they were unaware of subsidies available under the new law that could make their health plans more affordable.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aca; epicfail; obamacare; signup; uninsured
The jungle drums are getting louder..

and closer..

so is the November election..

1 posted on 03/17/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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unaware of subsidies..? huh?

low info? no info?

in the age of babble and google?

no way..

This thing is a stinker. period.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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Oh, and from an aging Bohunk in search of any color beer..

HaPPy St. Paddy’s Day to the Irish amongst us!!

Be Safe!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 9:16:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The bottom line is a lot of people, most the young, do not want to dish out any of their Starbucks and clubbing money for health insurance.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 9:17:01 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Even with “subsidies”, they wouldn’t actually be buying insurance in the form they expect it to be.

With a 5k deductible, they’d be out of pocket for most of the year anyway.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 9:18:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NormsRevenge

If this meant that 2/3 of the uninsured would sign up, then that would make the program a huge success. So far I think the results have been dramatically short of the hurdle in the headline of this story.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: NormsRevenge

How about “THEY JUST DON’T WANT ANY PART OF OBAMACARE- LAW OR NO LAW”


7 posted on 03/17/2014 9:20:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember, this is a survey result that says 33% will not sign up. Real world results, counting those that won’t/can’t pay and those lying on the survey will drive this above 50%.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 9:22:19 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: riri

1/3?! I’d put the numbers more in the 7/8’s range. If those numbers were loated out of the 0 administration to use the bandwagon philosophy it wouldn’t surprise me at all.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 9:22:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: riri
The bottom line is a lot of people, most the young, do not want to dish out any of their Starbucks and clubbing money for health insurance.

That sounds like something Obama would say. The point is that Obamacare is a bad deal for the young and healthy who are expected to pay for the old and the sick. The inflated insurance costs with high deductibles is not a good deal. And if the young come down some serious illness, they can always sign up for coverage since preexisting conditions no longer prevent them for getting covered or paying higher premiums.

10 posted on 03/17/2014 9:22:52 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MrB

Houston had a huge sign-up program which they covered on the news last night. Room full of minorities. Two women interviewed were going on about how easy it was to get coverage, first coverage they had ever had, one said she didn’t realize it wasn’t going to cost her anything, etc. etc. Giving away the farm.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: riri

Meanwhile, even more of the people who HAD a workable health insurance plan that has now been deemed “inadequate” are being added to the rolls of the uninsured, than are signing up with the provided insurers permitted to operate under the auspices of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010”.

Result, net LOSS of numbers of insured under the provisions of the “Obamacare” or “Democratcare” law (which is NOT being enforced to its full extent).


12 posted on 03/17/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: kabar
It is true though. I do remember being in my very early 20s. My job at the time (newly) offered health insurance. I remember it was something like $115 a month for an HMO. I signed up and paid for about three-six months. I never used it, was annoyed to have to pay for it and went on my merry way acquiring more shoes and eating out.

I am not saying the young should be required to pay for the old. I just remember being that young.

13 posted on 03/17/2014 9:26:28 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: NormsRevenge
And let's not forget that only a little over 1/4 of the people who've signed up for Barky-Care were originally uninsured... Meaning that about 73% of "subscribers" formerly had insurance that was cancelled due to Barky-Care... How better to pad their numbers than to kill off the competition, forcing people who want insurance to come to the government, hat in hand.

Mark

14 posted on 03/17/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: riri

Can’t say that I blame them, really..................


15 posted on 03/17/2014 9:29:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: riri
lot of people, most the young do not want to dish out any of their Starbucks and clubbing money for health insurance.

"the young" AKA...."The Young Immortals"

16 posted on 03/17/2014 9:29:59 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: NormsRevenge

somehow I doubt if their IRS “penalties” are much above ZERO given their tax brackets

Or is the IRS wing of obamacare gonna deduct a “shared responsibility fee” from their (un)earned income and child credits?


17 posted on 03/17/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: riri

Remember the HMO programs that were getting such a big push years ago? And how everybody hated them?

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” is pushing for the biggest HMO’s the world has ever seen. Didn’t make any friends then, and not making any friends now.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 9:46:29 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: riri

When they voted for him they thought it was gonna be FREE!


19 posted on 03/17/2014 9:53:59 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge

none of them have to. hardship waiver. good til 2016.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 9:54:37 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Veiled threats in the ads I've been hearing ..... "even if you disagree, this is the LAW so sign up now ....." etc.

Looks like a significant number of people are saying nope, nope, nope.

21 posted on 03/17/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: NormsRevenge

1/3? Try about 3/4 of them.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 10:11:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jsanders2001

Math is soooo complicated!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6.2 million lost their overage due to cancellations.

4 Million have signed up, 20% haven’t paid their premium.

40 million uninsured (That’s what the administration claimed).

Sounds to me like we now have 3 million more uninsured than before.

However, O’Bummer cites numbers, fully aware that most of his followers will believe anything he says. Math has never been their strong suit, even if it is at 4th grade level.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 10:34:05 AM PDT by americanbychoice3
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To: kabar
the young and the healthy are expected to pay for the old and the sick

With all inclusive insurance, it's more that those who take care of themselves enable those who don't

If it were just catastrophic insurance and not mandatory, I'd assume they'd get more signups. The way it is now, it only makes sense for those who already have a catastrophic illness.

24 posted on 03/17/2014 10:40:18 AM PDT by grania
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To: americanbychoice3
40 million uninsured (That’s what the administration claimed).

I think they claimed 46 or 48 million, the number kept going up as time passed.

25 posted on 03/17/2014 10:59:54 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: grania

Agree. Why should a single, young male want insurance to cover maternity benefits or birth control pills?


26 posted on 03/17/2014 11:03:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: NormsRevenge
“so is the November election.. “

Consider what this may mean for obozo if he is actually as toxic as he should be by then: His own side is going to HAVE TO differentiate themselves from him.

27 posted on 03/17/2014 11:56:58 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TalBlack

Caliph Baraq will have plenty of time to play golf this fall. No Democrat (other than Charlie Crist) wants him anywhere near their campaign.

They’re all begging for Bill Clinton, LOL.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 11:58:45 AM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: NormsRevenge


"…maybe a little blow…"

- Barack Hussein Obama Junior



29 posted on 03/17/2014 12:18:03 PM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: NormsRevenge
"One Third of Uninsured Won’t Sign Up for Obamacare"

...And the other 2/3 cannot afford it.

30 posted on 03/17/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"When they voted for him they thought it was gonna be FREE!"

Then, reality struck their pocketbooks!


31 posted on 03/18/2014 9:43:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: kabar

“Why should a single, young male want insurance to cover maternity benefits or birth control pills?”

The only reasons as a young married male, I wanted health insurance was to help pay for the birth of our children.

I didn’t need any real medical treatment until my mid 60’s.

Our adult children now in their mid to late 40’s are basically doctor free. Our nephews and nieces are the same. Some don’t even have a doctor.

The only real affliction/illness on both sides of our families are seasonal allergies. Now, with the over the counter Allegra/Claritin and now Nasal Cort, the nasal cortical steroid spray, they don’t really don’t need a doctor. They might benefit with a prepaid plan for ortho pedic care and a major incident care. Their children, most are teenagers now, never had any major medical expenses besides the zillion shots/immunizations the first few years of life.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 10:07:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: NormsRevenge

As a small business owner who sends out invoices to other businesses each month, I can say that we have trouble collecting from businesses. I can imagine what a nightmare it will be to collect monthly premiums from people who expected to get Obamacare for free.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT by wontbackdown
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