Poll: 12% support implementing individual mandate in 2014

Poll: 12% support implementing individual mandate in 2014

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.

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As of now, individuals will still be required to carry health insurance starting next year or pay a fine.

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