Poll: Higher fines compel uninsured to sign up for Obamacare

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Where health insurance is concerned, money talks. Especially when that money is in the form of fines for not having it.

A Gallup poll released today shows that the liklihood of Americans signing up for insurance largely rests on how big of a fine they’d have to pay if they stay uninsured.

Take a look:

Regardless of the fine amount, people who classify themselves as being in poorer health are more likely to sign up for insurance.

For example, at a $500 fine, 66 percent of people who say they have fair/poor health would sign up for insurance, compared to only 53 percent of people who say they have excellent/very good health.

And across all fine levels, Democrats are overwhelmingly more likely to get health insurance than Republicans.

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