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‘Obamacare’ Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It’s Law
ABC News ^ | April 30, 2013 | Sarah Parnass

Posted on 05/01/2013 6:38:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says, “including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law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.”

The survey showed public opinion on Obamacare is at its second-lowest rating in the past two years.

Less than half – 40 percent – of adults viewed the ACA favorably, whereas 35 percent said they viewed it unfavorably. Another 24 percent said they did not know or refused to answer.

Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, one of the original crafters of the bill, earlier this month predicted a chaotic implementation process for the Affordable Care Act. “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” Baucus, D-Mont., said.

The president today defended his health care plan against that claim.

“I think that any time you’re implementing something big, there is going to be people who are nervous and anxious about is it going to get done until it’s actually done,” he told reporters.....

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare; polls
How can that be?
1 posted on 05/01/2013 6:38:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Head-in-the-sand voters.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 6:39:52 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same kind of idiots reelected Obama. Bring back the Literacy tests to vote!


3 posted on 05/01/2013 6:39:59 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama voters. Just as long as the EBT card works, and the Obamaphone is on, and the cable is on the flat screen, who cares!


4 posted on 05/01/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have way too many amazingly stupid voters out there. Morons.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 6:40:50 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘Obamacare’ Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It’s Law

Yeah, but they CAN tell you who got kicked off The Survivor Island last week. Soooo, ya know.....there's that.

6 posted on 05/01/2013 6:40:54 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Social studies/civics gutted and replaced with environmental/homosexual studies in classrooms. Since the late 80s/early 90s

There’s your answer.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 6:43:06 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media has done such a fine job informing the public. Not.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 6:43:22 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh and look up 1963 Communist Goals for further info.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 6:44:06 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of it goes into effect next year 2014 and the word is starting to get out as employers and insurance companies break the bad news.

Obama did smartly accelerate the handout goodies to 2012 to help him win the election.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 6:44:55 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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42%. 47%. Doesn’t matter...they are all odumbo supporters.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement. The government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean the president starts off with 48, 49...he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. So he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. ... My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5-10% in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not. - Mitt Romney May 17, 2012

Anyone actually suspect that these folks were Romney supporters? Anyone?


11 posted on 05/01/2013 6:56:00 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Not surprised in the least. I would imagine the sample included a number of folks who barely speak English. and many folks that are more interested in
duck dynasty and the wife swap show than anything political.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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Someone better clue the King into the fact that their Holocaust is not wanted by anyone with brain cells functioning. His complicit RAT cohorts won’t fare well in the 2014 election when their DeathCare taxes start, ya think?


13 posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:51 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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How can that be?

It might seem strange to us, but we really are the minority, people that actually pay close attention to news and politics.

I know some of these 42% in my own life, I have relatives that know NOTHING about current events or politics, they MIGHT be able to tell you who the president is, but that is as far as they go. If you asked them which party controlled the Senate or who the Speaker of the House was, you would get a blank stare. They don't have the slightest idea about the issues of the day or where the parties stand on the issues.

The thing is, they aren't stupid. Both are college graduates. They just have zero interest in news or politics. They do not watch any news or read newspapers or magazines. Their TV stays tuned to ESPN or one of the movie channels, in fact I tried to view a news channel at their house and they had every one of them blocked, so you couldn't even see them on the menu, because, according to them "those channels were just in the way".

14 posted on 05/01/2013 7:17:37 AM PDT by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’ll know soon enough when the rug is pulled out or they have to cut that big check at the end of the year to the IRS.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 7:18:36 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must be those “low information” voters.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 7:19:08 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Never heard of Duck Dynasty, so I went to the web page. Noted the cute Duck Dynasty chia head for sale. I can see why people would know more about this than Obama’s healthcare. It’s a lot easier to comprehend.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 7:19:21 AM PDT by married21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘Obamacare’ Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It’s Law

That explains a lot.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 7:35:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But 90% are in favor of the gun control bill!


19 posted on 05/01/2013 7:37:10 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know what they did. They did *not* ask people about “Obamacare”, but if the “Affordable Care Act” or “ACA” had been passed, even though nobody but bureaucrats calls it that.

Seriously, if someone asked you which of these was real, how many would you recognize? (Some of them are fake. See if you can spot them.)

1) CAN-SPAM - Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act.

2) FERPA - Family Educational Records Privacy Act.

3) RUBS - Reconversion Unemployment Benefits for Seamen.

4) SLORC - State Law and Order Restoration Council.

5) UGMA - Uniform Gifts To Minors Act.

**

Just kidding. These are all real.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly as designed!!! Obama and his goons made sure it would not be fully implemented until after the election. This was the most diabolical aspect of this turd. The thug got re-elected by insulating himself from the consequences of his disasterpus policies.


21 posted on 05/01/2013 8:03:22 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: areukiddingme1
A huge number of them were/are LOVO’s.
22 posted on 05/01/2013 8:35:15 AM PDT by OK_Sam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People wonder why Barry won. Women.hispanics,rinos etc.
This poll is the answer. People follow the Kardishians more then politics.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 8:36:14 AM PDT by italianquaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
‘Obamacare’ Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It’s Law

The votes of these people count more than YOUR vote -

(they are primarily Holder's people and they get to vote MULTIPLE times!)

24 posted on 05/01/2013 8:39:22 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a completely unrelated story, 99% of the 42% said they voted for the namesake of Obamacare in the last election, if the weren’t too high to get to the polls. The other 1% reportedly voted Pat Buchanan in error.

Seriously, this is why we wont solve our problems with elections anymore. half the country is too stupid or too much on the mooch (or both) to understand you cant pass out goodies to everyone everywhere, forever. We’re going to have to start over.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 10:48:24 AM PDT by SoCalTransplant (Wake me when we get to the part where we alter or abolish it.)
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