Friday, November 8, 2013

Gallup Poll: Only 22% of Uninsured Will Bother with Buying ObamaCare

This is absolutely devastating news for prospect of PPACA's survival.  ObamaCare desperately needs the young, healthy and uninsured to enroll to have any shot at success.  Continued program upheaval and structural defects in the law will mount and Democrats will start to turn on the President's signature legislation.  Why put America through all of this if the uninsured don't even want it?   
  • 22%, among uninsured Americans who say they plan to get insurance through the exchanges.

Have you personally gone to, or attempted to go to, a government health insurance exchange website since the Internet-based health exchanges opened on October 1, or not?

  • Results are based on a series of questions Gallup asked uninsured Americans about the health exchanges from Oct. 23-Nov. 6.
  • Findings help explain the low percentage of the uninsured who have attempted to access the exchange websites.
  • Three in 10 uninsured Americans are somewhat or very familiar with the exchanges, and that lack of familiarity is similar among those who claim they will most likely buy insurance through the exchanges.
  • Overall, about 17% of U.S. adults interviewed between Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 reported having no health insurance, similar to the percentages found in the first three quarters of this year.

Source: Gallup Poll