It’s quite obvious the overwhelming majority of Americans have tuned out the lame-duck president and his minions. They’ve spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to force people into their socialized medicine scheme and people just refuse to participate, despite the phony numbers of people they’ve claimed have signed up.
The vast majority of uninsured Americans do not know they must sign up for health insurance by March 31 or pay a fine, according to a new poll.
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), in its monthly tracking survey, found that 76 percent of the uninsured are not aware of the looming sign-up deadline. Only 24 percent could name the date correctly.
The finding underscores the serious challenge facing the Obama administration as it seeks to sign up millions more patients for private plans by the end of next month.
The public has always had a weak grasp of ObamaCare’s provisions, but the administration’s tendency to shift deadlines has added to confusion about when patients must act to gain coverage.
Nearly two-thirds of the uninsured said they know only a little (37 percent) or nothing at all (26 percent) about the new marketplaces designed to make it easier to shop for health plans.
Perceptions of the Affordable Care Act have been trending negative among people without health insurance since February. Tuesday’s poll found that 56 percent now view the law unfavorably while 22 percent view it favorably.
Brutal. Meanwhile, they were aware that a staggering 35 state exchanges were deemed high risk before launching this debacle, yet proceeded anyway.
Security experts worried that 35 state health exchange websites were vulnerable to hackers and were rated as “high risk” for security problems before ObamaCare’s launch, documents obtained by Fox News show.
Fears that the health law’s websites could put consumers at risk have plagued the program’s rollout from the beginning, but the administration told The Associated Press that the documents offer only a partial and “outdated” snapshot of an improving situation.
The security problems cited were either resolved or are being addressed through specific actions. No successful cyberattacks have taken place, officials say.
However, the issues detailed in documents and emails provided by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveal broader concerns than the federal Department of Health and Human Services has previously acknowledged.
They show a frenzied behind-the-scenes juggling act by officials and contractors as the Oct. 1 deadline for new health insurance exchanges loomed.
In the face of the declining popularity and security flaws, the incompetent Kathleen Sebelius did what she does best yesterday: Lashing out, obfuscating and distracting:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday accused GOP governors of “playing with people’s lives” by refusing to expand Medicaid in their states under ObamaCare.
The criticism from Sebelius is the latest example of an effort by Democrats and the White House to take the offense on the issue of healthcare.
Separately, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a memo on Wednesday, obtained exclusively by The Hill, informing its candidates that “the political landscape around the Affordable Care Act has shifted in Democrats’ favor” and urging them to use the GOP’s calls to repeal ObamaCare against Republicans.
“Americans are rejecting Republicans’ repeal agenda both nationally and in swing districts, where voters want to see the Affordable Care Act fixed and improved, not repealed,” the memo reads in part.
By all means, please continue to delude yourselves, folks.