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In U.S., 43% of Uninsured Unaware They Must Get Coverage [Or be fined (taxed)]
Gallup ^ | 06/28/2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones

Posted on 06/28/2013 8:25:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The vast majority of Americans, 81%, say they are aware of the 2010 Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) requirement that most Americans must carry health insurance or pay a fine. Americans who are currently uninsured -- those most directly affected by this requirement -- are much less likely to be aware of the provision, with 56% saying they know about it and 43% saying they are unaware.

The results are based on a June 20-24 Gallup poll, which asked a series of questions on the ACA, the comprehensive healthcare reform bill signed into law by President Obama in 2010. Many of the law's key provisions will go into effect January 2014. Gallup previously reported that more Americans thought the law would make the healthcare situation worse than better for themselves and the nation.

The subgroups that are less likely to be aware of the health insurance requirement are also the subgroups that are least likely to be insured, including Hispanics, blacks, young adults, and those in lower-income households.

The federal government is ramping up its efforts to increase awareness among the uninsured to purchase health insurance. Those who lack insurance can find and purchase a plan for 2014 through a government website starting Oct. 1.

Three in Four Americans at Least Somewhat Familiar With the ACA

From a broader perspective, most Americans say they are at least somewhat familiar with the ACA as a whole -- with 16% saying they are very familiar with it and 59% saying they are somewhat familiar with it. Those who currently have insurance are more likely to say they are familiar with the law than those who are uninsured.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; 2013polls; aca; affordablecareact; defundobamacare; gallup; govtabuse; healthcare; healthinsurance; obama; obamacare; obamacaretax; pelosi; poll; socialisthealthcare; uninsured
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To: Lorianne
I don’t believe they are going to fine everyone who doesn’t get insurance ... only certain people will be fined.

Exactly. Deep in the bowls of the IRS, there are coders who will develop algorithms that will output those in certain zip codes (and/or other parameters) that reference Conservatives.

I have no doubt that very few RATs will be getting fined.

Our government is insanely corrupt and accelerating its attack on Conservatives.

51 posted on 06/28/2013 10:06:52 AM PDT by sand88
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To: SeekAndFind

Total Uninsured Very/Somewhat Familiar: 65%
Uninsured Not Aware of Purchase Requirement: 43%
Complete Morons who think ObamaCare is Free Health Care: 22%


52 posted on 06/28/2013 10:08:38 AM PDT by magellan
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To: sand88
Deep in the bowls of the IRS, there are coders who will develop algorithms that will output those in certain zip codes (and/or other parameters)

Change your name to Shaniqua or Abdollah.

53 posted on 06/28/2013 10:14:42 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Payments of Penalties for Being Uninsured Under the Affordable Care Act
Congressional Budget Office
Excerpts:
That penalty will be the greater of: a flat dollar amount per person that rises to $695 in 2016...The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have estimated that about 30 million nonelderly residents will be uninsured in 2016, but the majority of them will not be subject to the penalty tax...Others will be subject to the mandate but exempted from the penalty tax—for example, because they will have income low enough that they are not required to file an income tax return,...or because the premium they would have to pay would exceed a specified share of their income (initially 8 percent in 2014 and indexed over time). CBO and JCT estimate that between 18 million and 19 million uninsured people in 2016 will qualify for one or more of those exemptions. Of the remaining 11 million to 12 million uninsured people, some individuals will be granted exemptions from the penalty because of hardship,...In general, households with lower income will be subject to the flat dollar penalty (with adjustments to account for the lower penalty for children and an overall cap on family payments), and households with higher income will owe a percentage of their income. In 2016, households with income that exceeds 400 percent of the FPL are estimated to constitute about one-third of people paying penalties and to account for about two-thirds of the receipts from those penalties.


54 posted on 06/28/2013 10:22:04 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Enforce it!

F U B O!


55 posted on 06/28/2013 10:24:28 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
He's wrong. The IRS can do any damn thing it pleases, legal or not, and no one will do anything about it.

They may find out differently. They WILL run up against the wrong people. They WILL get what they deserve.

56 posted on 06/28/2013 10:27:32 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind
So sad. Too bad. Votes have repercussions.
57 posted on 06/28/2013 10:40:01 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SeekAndFind
IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family CNS News ^ | January 31, 2013 | Matt Cover
"In the examples, the IRS assumes that families of five who are uninsured would need to pay an average of $20,000 per year to purchase a Bronze plan in 2016...Using the conditions laid out in the regulations, the IRS calculates that a family earning $120,000 per year that did not buy insurance would need to pay a "penalty" (a word the IRS still uses despite the Supreme Court ruling that it is in fact a "tax") of $2,400 in 2016."


58 posted on 06/28/2013 10:49:41 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let this be a lesson for an uninformed electorate: maybe now folks will actually learn about their candidates before voting for them.


59 posted on 06/28/2013 11:07:59 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: MrB

Absolutely. That’s the problem with our system now, and we’re about to make it much worse.

People who have to pay for services, naturally minimize the services they use. If it’s perceived as the government paying, “Well, I better get my money’s worth!”


60 posted on 06/28/2013 11:08:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t there a floor income below which the Obamasites don’t have to comply?


61 posted on 06/28/2013 11:09:37 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Lorianne

Agreed...


62 posted on 06/28/2013 11:17:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Any thought that the tax form will aks what race you are?
Makes for easy enforcement.


63 posted on 06/28/2013 12:15:59 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Perdogg
No that is not correct. The only thing the IRS can do is to withhold a refund if you have one.

I hope you are correct on that. I don't know the facts, I am making some assumptions based on the modus operandi of the IRS thugs, and the intentions of the scum that wrote this fascist garbage.

64 posted on 06/28/2013 12:45:54 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

In is in the Obamacare Survival guide.


65 posted on 06/28/2013 12:46:49 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Scalia 2016 - Hostis Humani Generis)
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To: SeekAndFind

I spoke to my Enrolled Agent Gnome a while back with a major national tax firm. The Gnome is horrified at the prospect of meeting with clients many are poor or broke since 08’ and now have to tell them about this, and explain it all because for many, this is the only financial professional they interface with all year. It is going to be a Cluster Fornication of UnLawful Carnal Knowledge...


66 posted on 06/28/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s probably something built in to the *immigration* bill that offers these uninformed victims a bail out. More 0Stash (taxpayer dollahs), ya know.


67 posted on 06/28/2013 12:57:30 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

All the commies need to say is, “Boooosh did it.” The stupids will hate the GOP for making them pay a fine for their free health care and vote for the commies to fix it. Better yet, they could say “the Christians did it” and get their voters to burn down churches.


68 posted on 06/28/2013 5:59:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: apillar
"Why in the world would we file if it means we have to PAY money?!?"

LOL!! That's a funny story!

69 posted on 06/28/2013 7:30:13 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think people in SC should offer their spare rooms to illegal immigrants. Maybe Loveable Lindsey can come up with a federal program where SC people who are “generous” can get extra compensation.


70 posted on 06/28/2013 8:08:07 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: AtlasStalled
maybe now folks will actually learn about their candidates before voting for them.

Sadly, AZ and SC are proof that this will never happen.

71 posted on 06/28/2013 8:10:00 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: tips up

“One CPA told me that the IRS doesn’t have the power in the ACA law to actually levy and collect the fine.”
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So what? They can’t produce the law that allows the IRS to collect income tax but it hasn’t stopped them. Almost everything government is doing these days is done without legal authority, it is done under “color” of law. The whole health care act is in total violation of the constitution, the mere fact that the supreme court voted otherwise changes nothing in reality.


72 posted on 06/29/2013 5:52:47 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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