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Study: Many People Too Busy To Enroll In Health Care

Image of couple at the computer from the Healthcare.gov website.
Image of couple at the computer from the Healthcare.gov website.

About 60 percent of people who didn't secure health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year say life got in the way, according to a new study.

Enroll America sponsored the study to find out why people did and didn't buy the new health insurance.

Mike Perry of PerryUndum Research says rather than disengaging from the process or taking a strong stand against the Affordable Care Act, many people were just too busy, "So 61 percent couldn't find anything or just let life get in the way of enrolling," said Perry.

His follow up question was: "Will you enroll next time?"

" We got 84 percent said they'd look for insurance next time or they're not sure yet whether they would look or not. So 84 percent seem open to this. Only 14 percent say they will not look," said Perry.

The study contacted 1,500 people across the nation and has a margin on error of plus or minus 2.9 percent.

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Read the study

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