43% of uninsured don't know about Obamacare individual mandate

We're about 90 days out from the official rollout of Obamacare when those who have no insurance can begin buying it through state exchanges. They will have another 90 days to purchase insurance, or sign up for Medicaid in their state before the IRS starts slapping penalties on them. How many are aware that they have to buy insurance or face a "tax" from the IRS? Gallup: 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...(Read Full Post)