7.3 million of the US population is subject to the individual mandate

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    Jun 29, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    Who knew the US middle class is only 7.3 million strong? icon_lol.gif
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/health-care-law-mandate-tax-how-many-people-affect/The health insurance mandate upheld today by the Supreme Court will impact roughly 26 million Americans, or 8 percent of the population, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute and an independent analysis by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who advised both Mitt Romney and President Obama on health care law.

    Those individuals will be required to obtain coverage or pay a fine starting in 2014.

    Not everyone will be forced to pay out of pocket, however. Here’s how it breaks down – courtesy of the Urban Institute:

    – 8.1 million will be eligible for free/close-to-free insurance through expansion of Medicaid under the law.

    – 10.9 million will have to purchase coverage but receive subsidies to help with premiums

    7.3 million (2 percent of population) will not be eligible for any assistance and will simply have to buy a plan or pay the penalty.

    Look at it the other way, the mandate will not directly impact most Americans. Two hundred fifty million out of 268 million non-elderly folks, or 94 percent, of Americans already have insurance coverage through an employer or the government and don’t face the penalty or having to buy a new plan.
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    Jun 29, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    More proof that Romney and the Repubs are lying their asses off about Obamacare.
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    Jun 30, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    Interesting stuff.
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    Jun 30, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    Thanks for that info and links! I was wondering if there wasn't a succinct way to put the lies to the sunlight! Not that anyone will believe it nor understand it nor change their minds, since they're set on repeating the "increase tax on the middle class" and "Obama lied".....