More than half of Americans (55%) do not know the date by which they must purchase health insurance to comply with the Affordable Care Acts individual mandate provision, according to a Bankrate.com survey.
In response to a multiple-choice question about the deadline of March 31, 24% thought it was Jan. 1, 2014, 11% said Dec. 31, 2014, 2% said none of these and 18% didnt know. Only 45% correctly identified the date.
Forty-three percent of young Americans ages 18-29 whom the Obama administration is targeting for enrollment knew the correct date.
Regardless, the majority (62%) of all survey respondents expect the individual mandate deadline to be pushed back, while 29% expect it to stand, Bankrate.com found.
Princeton Survey Research Associates International conducted the Jan. 16-19 survey of 1,006 adults living in the continental United States. Numbers may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
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