Chambliss: Uninsured Didn't Realize Obamacare Would Cost

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Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 09:40 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Americans without health insurance might not be signing up for Obamacare because they didn't realize they would have to pay for it, Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Wednesday.

"They were sold a product that they said they're not going to have to pay for. And that's just not true," the Georgia Republican said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"They are now finding out that everybody's going to have to pay something at some point in entering the system," he added.

Uninsured Americans remain wary of Obamacare, a New York Times/CBS poll released Wednesday reveals. More than a third of people without healthcare insurance believe the law will hurt them personally. The poll also found that 58 percent of the uninsured have not explored their options under Obamacare.

Chambliss said that having to pay up front when people go to the doctor or hospital "is money that some folks just don't have."

Chambliss also voiced concern for the number of people who will remain uninsured under Obamacare. He said when the healthcare law was debated, up to 40 million people were estimated to be uninsured. That number will remain high even under the new healthcare law, he insisted.

"What we're hearing is that, at the end of the day, when all is said and done, there are still going to be about 30 million people who are uninsured," he said.

The uninsured are not the only ones with reservations about the healthcare law. Young people are not excited about signing up for Obamacare because of the cost, Chambliss added.

"They're not jumping on board, and not willing to shell out $300, $400, $500 bucks a month that they haven't been used to paying," he said.

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