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July 1, 2013 - 12:56 pm

I present for your own bemused schadenfreude, about 20 million or so low-information voters who will get quite the education on January 1:

A new Gallup poll shows that many uninsured Americans aren’t aware of the individual mandate, which may be an unwelcome surprise next year.

“The vast majority of Americans, 81%, say they are aware of the 2010 Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) requirement that most Americans must carry health insurance or pay a fine,” wrote Jeffrey Jones of Gallup. “Americans who are currently uninsured — those most directly affected by this requirement — are much less likely to be aware of the provision, with 56% saying they know about it and 43% saying they are unaware.”

The main reason uninsured Americans don’t have health coverage is, according to Gallup, predominately because the can’t afford it.

Can’t afford it? The official IRS response is, “Tough.” You might want to familiarize yourself with all 73 pages of IRS regulations regarding the tax-not-a-tax mandate. It’s extra amusing that IRS compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act takes of a page-and-a-half all by itself.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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The title of this article (Almost Half of Uninsured Unaware of Obamacare Mandate) is a special case of the general rule:

More Than Half of the Obama Supporters Are Unaware of Everything!
1 year ago
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Boy, who wants to work for the IRS when the Obama voters call up and complain about their tax bills in 2014. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of thugs.
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"Almost Half of Uninsured Unaware of ObamaCare Mandate"

Yes, but almost all of them who voted, voted for Obama, which means they weren't careful about what they asked for.
1 year ago
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Hey, all those uninformed masses can just visit their local libraries [http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/352498/sellout-american-libraries-promote-obamacare-lindsey-grudnicki] to get educated and enroll in Obamacare.
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i spoke with the head librarian in my town today. ain't gonna happen here. why? doesn't belong to ALA and indiana doesn't have the exchanges. what will happen here is you will be instructed as to what website you can go to to get started (www.weareobamacaremorons.gov or whatever) and have access to the public computers same as anyone else with the same restrictions. other than that you are on your own. mileage may vary in other states.
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