Poll: Low awareness of individual mandate among uninsured

07/1/2013 | Hill, The

A Gallup poll found that 43% of uninsured Americans are unaware of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that goes into effect Jan. 1 and will require nearly all of them to purchase insurance or be penalized. Only 14% of insured people were not familiar with the individual mandate, which aims to offset the costs of providing coverage for people with pre-existing conditions by enrolling healthy young people.

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Hill, The