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Many Uninsured Still Unaware About Obamacare

One in three Americans who lack health coverage plan to remain uninsured, citing cost as their chief obstacle, according to Bankrate's latest Health Insurance Pulse survey.Fewer than a third (30%) of the uninsured realize that federal tax credits available through the new Obamacare health exchanges can make health insurance affordable to lower-income individuals and families.In a telephone survey of uninsured adults drawn from a nationally representative sample of more than 3,000 Americans, one-third (34%) said they intend to continue without health coverage. When asked why, 41% said health insurance is too expensive, 17% cited opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and 13% said they're healthy and don't need coverage.Just over half (56%) of the uninsured said they plan to obtain health coverage.'Not giving it a whole lot of attention'If a late January Pulse survey demonstrated how familiar the overall population is with health reform penalties and deadlines that won't affect most Amer...

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