Poll: 78% of Uninsured Not Interested in ObamaCare: "A new Gallup poll brings more terrible news for President Obama and his signature health plan, showing that only 22% of uninsured Americans intend to buy insurance through the ObamaCare exchanges.
One of the major selling points for using ObamaCare to disrupt our health care system (that polls showed up to 80% of Americans were satisfied with) was to insure the uninsured. But according to this poll, only a very small minority of that small minority is even interested in obtaining insurance."
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I remember Ann Coulter (of all people!) predicting quite sensibly that the penalty for being uninsured wasn't big enough to induce individuals to buy insurance. I don't remember a lot of other people saying that publicly, but I'm sure there were.