Poll: 61% of Uninsured Don't Know Obamacare Deadline, 50% Won't Sign Up

With just five days left of open enrollment for Obamacare, 61% of uninsured people are unaware of the March 31 deadline to sign up for health care coverage, according to a Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.  When those uninsured people are reminded of the March 31 deadline, 50% say they will still not obtain coverage.  

Another key finding to the poll was that only 10% of Americans believe that Obamacare will make health care more affordable and control costs. What’s more, just 7% of those polled think that Obamacare will be good for the country.

Here are other findings of the March 2014 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll:

  • A Whopping 67% of those uninsured between the ages of 18 and 64 say they have not tried to obtain healthcare insurance in the last six months

  • Unfavorable views of the law continue to outpace favorable ones, the gap between negative and positive views now stands at eight percentage points

  • A third of those who lack coverage as of mid-March are unaware that the law requires nearly all Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine



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