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April 24, 2014

Most Americans Don’t Know Obamacare Deadline

James Hamblin: “In a survey out this morning, only 45 percent of Americans correctly identified March 31 as the deadline to purchase health insurance as required under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The rate of correct responses was lowest among the 18 to 29 age group … Sixty-two percent said they assumed that the deadline would be pushed back.”

“Still these numbers don’t sound terrible to some jaded experts. Mark Schlesinger, a professor of public health at Yale, told the surveyors that the 45 percent who correctly recognized the date is ‘a surprisingly high number, given people’s normal complete inattentiveness to public affairs.’”

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