Poll: 60 Percent Of Uninsured Don’t Know About Looming Obamacare Deadline


The deadline to sign up for health coverage through Obamacare is less than a week away, give or take, but most uninsured Americans don’t know it, according to a new poll.

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s monthly tracking poll found that 60 percent of uninsured people couldn’t come up with the March 31 deadline when asked. And relatedly: 50 percent said that they expected to remain uninsured.

In the six months since Obamacare’s open enrollment started, 33 percent of uninsured Americans said they’d tried to sign up for coverage, either through the law’s marketplaces, Medicaid or directly through an insurer — meaning two-thirds have not.

The poll, conducted March 11 to 17, surveyed 1,504 U.S. adults. The margin of error is three percentage points.