Yes he will, especially when it eventually becomes known as ObamaCIDE.I think down the road will be sorry if the name 'Obamacare' sticks. He will always be credited.
We already knew that in spite of its astronomical costs, Obamacare will leave 30 million Americans uninsured, but a new nationwide Gallup survey suggests that millions of uninsured Americans have no intention of signing up for coverage through the law's exchanges.
This is potentially a huge deal.(And earth to HOMER, it isn't only "poor white HICKS" who can't be bothered and would rather pay a fine or wait until they are sick to sign up.)
Obamacare's funding model relies on younger, healthier Americans overpaying for insurance in order to subsidize older, sicker people.
One can make the argument that this form of generational redistribution is fair and moral, but that's not how the law was sold.
Everyone -- including the young -- were promised that their coverage would be less expensive, and that if they were satisfied with their existing healthcare arrangement, it wouldn't change at all.
Now that these promises are being laid to waste, many people in the "young invincibles" cohort may decide that it isn't worth signing up for the law's expensive coverage -- especially since they MUST be treated at hospitals if something goes wrong, then MUST be sold "insurance" if they develop a pre-existing condition.
Paying the IRS-enforced Obamacare mandate tax would be far cheaper than voluntarily shelling out for Obamacare's rising premiums.
The poll indicates that fully one in four uninsured Americans -- many of them relatively young and healthy, presumably -- have already made the decision to forgo coverage and pay the resulting fine/tax.
The follow-up question suggests that less than half of this group (48 percent) is explicitly planning to seek out coverage through the exchanges.
More than one-third (36 percent) "do not plan" to do so. If those numbers are even close to predictive of how people will act, the data spells real trouble for the law's long-term sustainability.
Before Obamacare was passed, we were told there were some 40 million uninsured.
Roughly a third were young people making enough money to buy it but opted not to (went for the upscale car instead).
Another third were already eligible for Medicaid but never signed up. They are the ones who show up in ER's when something happens.
Newsflash for Obama and Kathleen Succubus: As poll shows, they aren't going to sign up for Obamacare either.
Why? Same reason they didn't sign up for Medicaid.
Some of them are illegals, some are mentally ill and addicted and living on the streets, and some of them do not want to be found (like the deadbeat dads and others with warrants out for their arrest).