More than seven out of 10 uninsured residents say they are unfamiliar with the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges according to a new Gallup poll.
The poll found that just 28 percent of uninsured respondents knew about the exchanges, compared with 71 percent who did not. The results demonstrate that little has changed since a similar survey was conducted last month, before the exchanges opened. In that poll, 25 percent of uninsured respondents said they were familiar - and 72 percent said were unfamiliar - with the exchanges.
Results also found that the percentage of uninsured residents who said they would rather pay a penalty than comply with the law's individual mandate increased from 25 percent to 34 percent.