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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:15

Millions of Americans Opted to Pay Fine Instead of Buying Obamacare

Written by  Trey Sanchez

Scott Rasmussen has the numbers on how many Americans opted out of buying Obamacare in 2016 and instead paid the fine: 6.5 million.

“The individual healthcare mandate requires every American to buy health insurance or pay a fine,” Rasmussen states in his report.

“The mandate has always been the most unpopular part of President Obama’s healthcare law, officially known as the Affordable Care Act.”

But wait, there’s even more fallout:

In addition to those who pay the fine rather than buy the mandated levels of insurance, 15 million people would drop their Obamacare coverage if it were legal to do so.

That’s not to say those millions don’t want healthcare, they just want to purchase what they need, not what the government wants them to have. In addition, rising healthcare costs has forced employers to lower wages for employees to cover their benefits packages, even though many would rather have a larger paycheck.

Rasmussen adds:

Healthcare policy analyst Bob Laszewski believes the ongoing unpopularity of Obamacare insurance coverage raises questions about “stability in the individual-health-insurance market.” He notes that “only about 40 percent of those eligible for subsidies have signed up for coverage. In what other business or government program would such a dismal acceptance by those it was targeted to serve be considered a success?”

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I did and it was still better than paying for insurance that paid nothing while costing $100.00 and mire each month. See no insurance is better than having to buy insurance and still pay full price on all the medical bills also, Obozocare was is and will ever be WORTHLESS as the MORONS who passed it into law before reading or writing it. And yes that means I am saying Democrats are WORTHLESS when talking about those in DC.

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Odummy care and the lazy loser POS scum that support it should ALL Pay for our penalty!! Fair is fair!!!

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(Updated: August 09, 2017)

The (UN)Affordable (DON'T)Care Act is just that, it is UNAFFORDABLE as the premiums keep sky rocketing and the government DOESN'T really care except they want that money.
As for does the ACA work? NO it does NOT. It covers NOTHING until you pay $5,000+ out of pocket before it PAYS anything, and that does NOT cover prescriptions (like our old policy, before ACA) did. AND it WAS AFFORDABLE.
We have been canceled 3 times because the companies bailed, and one time our daughter was CANCELED because she was attending college in Rome, Italy. WHY? She was and IS still an American citizen that is now back in the USA. Makes NO sense, but of course NO DUMBocRAT does make sense, they are ALL brain dead along with McCain and a few other Rhinos.

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Ha! No one can MAKE anyone buy Obamacare; I learned that back in 2013. The only recourse IRS has to collect the fine is if you receive a refund; only then can they take the fine. As for coming after you to collect it, they cannot. I hope Rasmussen included me in his counting as I proudly chose to pay my own way since this joke was enacted

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