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May 10, 2013

Obama wades back into the health care debate

(Continued)

"It just demonstrates again how out of touch with what the American people want the House Republicans have become," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday.

In reality, a massive number of people are actually uninformed about the provisions of the law. A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed more than 4 in 10 Americans didn't know the Affordable Health Care Act was still law or was being implemented. About half feel they don't have enough information about the law to know how it will affect them.

Under the law, virtually all Americans must carry health insurance starting next year, although most will just keep the coverage they now have through their jobs, Medicare or Medicaid.

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