More Than 40 Percent of Uninsured Plan to Remain So
One in Four Uninsured Americans Cannot Afford Insurance
(Washington, D.C.) – The Kaiser Family Foundation has released its most recent poll, which makes the following findings:
41 percent of uninsured Americans intend to remain uninsured – the vast majority because they do not believe they will find an affordable plan;
Just 37 percent have a favorable view of the law, against 46 percent who do not;
46 percent say the law should be repealed or scaled back, against 42 percent who want it expanded or implemented as is; and,
Just 16 percent say the law has helped them, while 24 percent say it has hurt (with the majority of those saying it has increased their health costs).
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“Years after the health care law passed, enrollment numbers are artificially inflated, projections going forward have been reduced by millions, and nearly half of all the uninsured say they will not get insurance. More people say they have been hurt by the law than helped. And this deeply-flawed regime is costing taxpayers trillions of dollars. The facts are clear: this law is not working as promised.
For years now, supporters of the health care law have been promising to fix it. But rather than work on these improvements, supporters are now re-focused on encouraging Hispanics to enroll in the broken program. Once again, it is hard-working middle income families who are asked to bear the sacrifices. More and more people are expressing discontent with the fact that these government mandates and regulations will do nothing to improve the system, and attitudes are hardening against the law. It’s time for a new approach.”