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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:40 PM

 

Poll: Only 1 In 8 Americans Know Obamacare Sign-Up Starts Today

Source: The Los Angeles Times

Starting today, millions in California and nationwide can start signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

But a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that just 1 in 8 Americans knew that today was the first day to sign up to buy health insurance from newly created exchanges. Perhaps even worse for those hoping for a strong, smooth rollout, the poll found that "public awareness of many of the law’s key provisions has not increased since 2010."

Moreover, 51% of those polled overall and 67% of those currently uninsured said they still did not have enough information about the Affordable Care Act to know how it will effect their families. Among the biggest gripes of those polled: There was no single definitive source they could turn to for complete information.

People "want more information about how much the law will cost them and how it is paid for; and they want an easily digestible summary of what the law is and how it works," the Foundation report said.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-few-americans-aware-obamacare-20131001,0,3606716.story

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:43 PM

1. does NOT surprise me in the least.

 

geez

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:52 PM

2. Should have bought time before, during and after the Breaking Bad finale...

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. So what. I didn't know because I don't need it. I'm sure that's the case for most people.

 

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 12:55 PM

4. Well, given that 85% of Americans don't need to do anything

Perhaps that's an understandable number. They're not as tuned in as the 15% who have been waiting for their chance to finally get some insurance.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:01 PM

5. Kaiser Family Foundation is a great source

kff.org
Send folks to them.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:09 PM

6. meanwhile elsewhere on du: Heavy traffic hits health care exchange websites on first day

 

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:34 PM

7. Perhaps only 1 in 8 need the service?

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 02:15 PM

8. I hate tv commercials but....

this is a time when the airwaves should be plastered with information about ACA. Public Service Announcement.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 02:27 PM

9. If they advertise on the Bachelor and the Kardasians they would have a huge group there

People in general don't read newspapers, don't read government websites, don't watch cable news, etc.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 02:35 PM

10. And I think they all tried to log on at 7AM EDT!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:50 PM

11. Fortunately, I don't need it as I have Medicare. n/t

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:17 PM

12. Whaddya think? People are being misled by FAUX and its puppets,Lintballs, & the rest of the circus.

The rw doesn't want us to have healthcare. Just like they don't want social security, medicare/medicaid, overtime pay, unemployment, sick pay, veterans benefits, child labor laws, unions, etc etc. The idiots that have a little bit of money actually think they are part of the 1%. They don't realize they are just ass kissers being duped into doing the bidding of the Kochsuckers. How disgraceful that a country with as much resources as America can turn out the likes of these most ignorant, most lowly specimens of humanity. Thank God the majority of these bigots are ancient.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:48 PM

13. K&R

:headdesk:

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 12:56 PM

14. We live in a nation of self-absorbed idiots.

Not being super-rich, I'd still rather live here than just about anyplace else.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 01:06 PM

15. And yet the healthcare.gov website was slammed yesterday. n/t

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