The Washington Times - December 19, 2013, 07:44AM

A new poll says the uninsured are just as skeptical of the new health care law as people who have health coverage.

A New York Times/CBS poll says 53 percent of the uninsured disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, compared to 51 percent of those who hold coverage. About a third of uninsured Americans think Obamacare will help them, but about a third also feel it will hurt them, the poll says.


Despite wariness of President Obama’s reforms, 56 percent of uninsured persons said they were more likely than not to get insurance by March 31 — the last day of open enrollment on state-based insurance markets — and nearly six in 10 of them said having insurance would make them healthier, the poll said.

The poll said many uninsured Americans are still confused about the law, with six in 10 saying they have not researched their options on the online markets.

Of those who said they do not plan to sign up, half attributed it to the cost. Twenty-nine percent said they objected to the government requiring them to hold coverage, and 11 percent said they did not need health insurance, according to the poll.