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Six people in 10 are Unaware of the Obama.Care Sign-up Deadline

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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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The Kaiser Family Foundation has concluded that around 61% of uninsured Americans don't about the Obama.Care sign-up deadline or they think it's later.

This indicates how screwed up the *official* government sales pitch and information supply-line is.

The whole thing has created a mass of confusion for just about everybody.

Not many really know what's even in the law itself let alone when specific things are taking effect or when pilot temporary programs end.

The survey also pointed out that 39% of uninsured individuals actually knew about the March 31st "deadline", and that around 50% of uninsured people said they will remain uninsured !!

40% said they were planning to *get covered* by the deadline date.

Great salesmanship eh?

Any normal person would think something this *important* would be sold on a level table and made easy to understand all consequences and advantages.

All the confusion indicates there are many scams involved IMO.

Many people will becomes "Social Victims" of the incompetence and inefficiency.



A new national survey of Americans without health insurance finds that more than half are not aware that the deadline to obtain coverage under the Affordable Care Act is less than a week away

The poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 61 percent of uninsured Americans either are not aware of the deadline or think it does not take effect until later than it does.

Only 39 percent of uninsured individuals in the survey correctly identified the March 31 deadline.

Does that mean the uninsured simply need to be educated about getting health care coverage? Not exactly.

The survey also found that 50 percent of the uninsured plan to remain without coverage, even if they do know about the upcoming deadline. Some individuals, including conservative media guru Matt Drudge, say they refuse to get covered and are already making payments on their eventual ACA noncoverage penalties.




more info in the story...
More than half of uninsured don’t know health care law deadline is looming




posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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And a lot of people, like myself, are aware of it. We just choose not to subscribe to that socialist crap.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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So what happens when you miss the dead line?, do you get rounded up and detained in one of those FEMA camps the U.S was building for absolutely no reason what so ever?



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:23 PM
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Cause there is no deadline until they reach their goal of 7 million.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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Do they calculate the % within all that who have decided to practice mind over matter on this whole Obamacare thing?

Some of us don't mind what the dates are, let alone pay attention to remember them...because they honestly don't matter. It's still demanding money from a place where money simply doesn't exist to give. Blood from a stone. Isn't happening.

They can't accept a fair % fall into that category of "I should care....because??". After all, laws and such silly little things don't matter to the people running the nation. Example leads, even if it isn't leading by example.

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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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Bellor
So what happens when you miss the dead line?, do you get rounded up and detained in one of those FEMA camps the U.S was building for absolutely no reason what so ever?


If you somehow manage to get insurance later (employer, on your own, Medicare, Medicaid etc.), you will be "partially" penalized by the IRS on your 2014 tax return.

Unless of course, they decide to keep extending the so-called "deadline" and/or continue to grant more "waivers" and 'exceptions".


(post by Onslaught2996 removed for a manners violation)

posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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Sounds like a pretty wacky system to be honest, i'd probably just leave whatever country your in, doesnt sound that great.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:35 PM
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Onslaught2996
I remember you saying once..you were not just anti Obama, you were also anti Bush...and spoke out about on here also.

Where? You only just registered with ATS in 2010. You also just registered your name with other boards like this..around the same time.

I never believed in the whole government paid poster..but I think I may have found one?



My friend.

This thread is in the Social Issues forum, not the political forums.

Stay on topic.

The PPACA is affecting people who are confused.

Can you offer any normal comments?

And yes I am "anti" Obama and "anti" Bush and "anti" most politicians.

Always on a case-by-case basis.




posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:36 PM
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I think 5 out of those 6 people don't really care and don't intend to sign up. In fact, anyone who has not by now, is not going to for the most part.

That's just a guess though from my own experience with what the "affordable healthcare act" is doing.

It will fail if people don't sign up,
and a lot just are not going to because they see it as a bunch of BS.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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Bellor
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Sounds like a pretty wacky system to be honest, i'd probably just leave whatever country your in, doesnt sound that great.


Leaving the country is always an option.

But most Americans don't want to do that let alone know how to.

Most Americans can (believe it or not) find their own best way out of these problems here.

All without government interference.




posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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I'd say a good 2/3 really don't give a sh*t.

It is high-time this administration learnt a thing or two about 'passive resistance'.

Take Germany for example. Don't pay a fine, it will come back with the option to pay or go to jail. Generally speaking, you pay and hurry up about it too. Everyone does.

Take Italy as your next example. Don't pay a fine, it will come back as a higher fine. Rinse and repeat for the next 20 years, because that is exactly what everyone else is doing. How does one jail millions?

This demonstrates a fundamental principle: there is a critical mass beyond which government is powerless.

I have high hopes personally that Obamacare will end up being a rather unique demonstration of this principle.
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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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This is probably considered a win by the administration. If people sign up they win. If people don't sign up they get "taxed" every April 15th going into eternity, more revenue for Uncle Sam. Even if people have no extra cash on hand most get something back on their income taxes every year, not anymore.

Just saw the administration has pushed the signup date out to mid April as well, just to be nice I guess.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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And I scrolled down to the bottom of this page and wrote this reply without reading your OP so that I can continue to be ignorant of it, myself.

Thank you.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 10:41 PM
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Bassago
reply to post by xuenchen
 


This is probably considered a win by the administration. If people sign up they win. If people don't sign up they get "taxed" every April 15th going into eternity, more revenue for Uncle Sam. Even if people have no extra cash on hand most get something back on their income taxes every year, not anymore.

Just saw the administration has pushed the signup date out to mid April as well, just to be nice I guess.


The administration and even the House (go figure, the real taxing authority) can pooch the deadline out until five minutes after the punctured best foot touches down in the Mount of Olives again, I can't afford it. And as an official fossil now on a fixed income, if they decide to start a bill through to garnishe Social Security payments the responsible parties will be parboiled until they cheer up... Forget Electoral Sanctions.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 11:33 PM
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Apparently, Harry Reid is going to make an excuse (on behalf of the computer illiterate -snicker-) to extend the deadline.

Did anyone ever really think there was a deadline ... or was that a red line?

Hey, xuenchen, if I like my deadline ... can I keep my deadline?



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 11:39 PM
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Snarl
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Apparently, Harry Reid is going to make an excuse (on behalf of the computer illiterate -snicker-) to extend the deadline.

Did anyone ever really think there was a deadline ... or was that a red line?

Hey, xuenchen, if I like my deadline ... can I keep my deadline?



If you like your deadline you can keep your deadline.

But Harry Reid says if miss your deadline you can have another deadline as long as you can use a computer !!

Harry Reid: People Aren’t Educated on How to Use the Internet



if you like being computer illiterate you can keep being computer illiterate. Period.




posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 11:59 PM
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So they say that 61% don't know about the deadline.

I say 61% are not stupid enough to sign up for this piece of crap legislation!

Can they actually do anything if 61% refuse to sign up? I think not. That is almost a 2/3 majority.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 12:29 AM
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There are far less than 33 million Americans under coverage by the PPACA. That's less than 1/10th of the population.

How can they make this work? They can't. I don't think that was ever the intent. What they seem to have wanted was a disruption of the insurance industry's status quo. Not sure if they managed to fully achieve that.

Wonder what phase II of this effort will bring.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 12:49 AM
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I was referring to the 61% that they say don't know about the deadline.

I also know that more than 50% of the people that have signed up don't have to pay for it. That leaves 40 something % to pay for the majority that don't have to pay.

I also know that our national debt is around 17 trillion dollars, and the world population is around 6 billion people. So if every person in the world paid $2833.00 it would pay off the U.S. national debt.

Neither of these examples are manageable.



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