Poll: Majority of uninsured unaware of approaching deadline

More than 60 percent of those without health coverage are unaware that next week is the current deadline for most people to sign up for individual health coverage, according to the latest monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Another tracking poll by Morning Consult finds that 60 percent of Americans believe the federal health law will increase their personal health care costs.

NPR: Most People Don't Know The Health Insurance Deadline Looms
Next week is the last chance for most people without insurance to sign up for individual health coverage for the remainder of 2014. Yet according to the latest monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 60 percent of those without coverage still don't know that (Rovner, 3/26).

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Half Of Uninsured Not Planning On Getting Coverage, Poll Finds
With less than a week left until insurers stop accepting new customers through the health care marketplaces, a poll released Wednesday finds that half of the people still without health coverage intend to remain uninsured (Rau, 3/26).

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire: Poll: Majority of Uninsured Don't Know About March 31 Deadline
One big number to think about today: Six in ten of the uninsured say they don't know that March 31 is the deadline for most people to buy coverage for the year under the new health law if they want it, and also the date after which many of them will have to pay a penalty if they don't have a plan, according to a new tracking poll (Radnofsky, 3/26).

Modern Healthcare: Over Half Of Uninsured Still Unaware Of March 31 ACA Enrollment Deadline 
With less than a week remaining to sign up for private health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more than half of the uninsured don't know that March 31 is the deadline (Landen, 3/26).

Another poll, meanwhile, finds most Americans remain skeptical of the law -

The Fiscal Times: New Polls Show Voters More Negative on Obamacare
While the White House ramps up its final push to sell Obamacare this week, the majority of Americans are skeptical of the new law and believe that it will lead to higher healthcare costs and lower quality coverage. Some 60 percent of people say they believe Obamacare will cause their personal healthcare costs to increase in the long run, a new survey released Tuesday by the Morning Consult, a healthcare tracking poll found. Meanwhile, 28 percent said their costs would likely remain unchanged, and 11 said they think their costs would go down (Ehley, 3/25)..

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.orgThis article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.


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