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Almost Half of Americans Are Sound Asleep: 'ObamaCare' Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It's Law

By Sarah Parnass | @wordsofsarah
Apr 30, 2013 4:03pm

A new poll finds that many Americans are confused about the health care overhaul legislation commonly called “Obamacare.”

The Kaiser Family Foundation released results of a non-partisan study today finding more than 40 percent did not even know the law was in place.

“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says, “including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.”

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the folks with no insurance

probably have no clue they are supposed to buy it....or when they need to buy it by.


Pew poll, 41% could NOT correctly identify Joe Biden as current VP.

"Nonreligious Knowledge" section:

I'm wondering if

Obamacare slapping America in the jugular will finally be the reality wake up call it so desperately needs. As the lower income and middle income Americans who know nothing about Obamacare, when they are penalized their no insurance tax and figure out that this thing that was touted as the greatest advancement in healthcare history ever rips apart their lives.

When they figure out that free is not free and doctors begin to go completely private and stop accepting Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare plans. My doctors have been talking about it already. One of my doctors said she makes about $225,000 a year. Just under Obama's $250,000 "rich". She explained that she will have to stop taking patients who have Medicare ave Medicaid to make up for getting hurt by Obamacare so badly. Her lawyer went through and got an estimate of how much he believes she will lose by it's implementation. She didn't give me any numbers but explained she would nearly be put out of a job.

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Is this supossed to ...

surprise me ?

The American public doesn't know what going on in the government !?!?

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!


I am rather glad.

The US needs to take a beating from our corporate oppressors for believing the media.

I am glad, and I hope it makes life worse for people.

Sounds a bit harsh right? Not harsh at all. America deserves the government we elect. So until us Americans decide to start paying attention to politics, and appreciate individual liberty, they can suffer.

I am sorry it has to be that way, but the public will obviously not learn until they believe they are forced too.

i for one am confused.

after scotus ruled it was a tax, was this not struck down in federal court/challenged by states?

for me, it was like "REAL ID" which means it's "pending"

my understanding is

the supreme court said that it is a tax, it isn't a penalty....so all is a go!

Now I hear States voting to nullify it. I am not sure how that plays out. Perhaps someone else can enlighten us. My state is fully on board, all set up to do it I guess.

Bad news!

I predicted, from the start, that when you have politicians, in control, it would be a disaster. Add to that the fact that none of the politicians were the doctor/politicians, like Dr Ron PAUL were never consulted. It was before Rand became part of the Senate. But, he is speaking out about it since he got there!

I never expected anything better than what they came up with! But, they had to pass it so they could read it! LOL!

These people are using their heads for, nothing more than, a hat-rack!

Blank stares.....

We just had our "Benefit Review" with our insurance provider in the company I work for (small company, 30 full-time, I'd say 25 Obama voters, 4 Vote for the "other guy", & Me). The look of "stunned silence" on the faces of my coworkers was priceless when they heard that they were going to pay more out of their checks, HMO's were going away, and their deductibles were going from $500 to at minimum $2800 when the change happens. (We are, luckily, not switching for almost a year). We also hire a small crew of seasonal employees for about 4-5 months of 40 hours+ per week - we are going to have to limit them to 3 days a week to avoid paying a full year of insurance for them, it would bankrupt us. And....my company is too small and cannot afford the administration costs of offering HSA's in the meantime.

In a moment of silence I let "slip": "Well....seeing as the insurance companies wrote the bill, Congress didn't read it, and the large corporations are exempted, I'd say we are pretty lucky...". No one reacted, not even a 'garrumph', they just all stared at the paperwork.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Thank the media and their owners

for publishing only psyop features to shape public opinion and accept the current political agenda. This is NOT the America of a few years ago. This is definitely a dumb down western world and that includes Canada. Anyone who does not SEEK information knows nothing.