Will the individual mandate be the next part of Obamacare to be delayed until 2015?
According to The Hill, a poll from HealthPocket shows that a pathetic 12% of Americans support the Obamacare “individual” mandate that forced all individuals to have health care or face a fine. That is correct … 12%!!! Next year, Obamacare will make individuals, courtesy of the IRS, without coverage will pay $95 or 1% of their annual income. The fine will increase to $695 or 2.5% of annual income, whichever is highest, over time. Just last week the Obama administration stated that they would delay the employer mandate until 2015. As per the Washington Free Beacon, Congressional leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday asking for more information on the delays and they also requested that he delay the implementation of the individual mandate as well.
A new survey finds only 12 percent of respondents support implementing ObamaCare’s individual mandate, which fines consumers who don’t acquire health insurance, in 2014 as prescribed by law.
Forty-one percent said consumers shouldn’t have to pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance, according to the poll from HealthPocket, a consumer resource on health insurance.
A plurality, 47 percent, said they were not sure if the fines should take effect as scheduled.
The poll’s findings follow the Obama administration’s recent announcement that it will not require larger businesses to offer healthcare coverage until 2015, delaying a key provision in the president’s signature domestic legislation.
As of now, individuals will still be required to carry health insurance starting next year or pay a fine.
Weasel Zippers puts this in to perspective to show just how bad the support of the individual mandate really is, even Congress has a higher approval rating at 16%.