will make it next to impossible for this disaster to be funded http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/12/11/4-in-10-would-rather-pay-fine-than-buy-insurance/ from the article: According to a new poll of 1,013 adults by Princeton Survey Research Associates, 38% say they would pay the mandate tax and forgo buying health insurance. That finding is higher than the 28% who are uninsured who recently told Gallup they’d pay the tax instead of buying coverage. The results also found widespread confusion about the mandate tax. Overall, the findings have implications for health reform, as the White House is pressing people to sign up. Princeton also found 65% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 would buy health insurance versus 57% of Americans 30 and older. “One of the key questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act is whether or not young Americans – especially healthy young Americans – will sign up for health insurance,” Laura Adams, insuranceQuotes.com’s senior analyst said in a statement. “This research sheds a positive light on that segment of the population. However, it’s concerning that about three in 10 Americans still don’t know about the possible fines.” The results reflect Americans’ responses to a hypothetical scenario of a 45-year-old individual who earns $50,000 per year. A typical health plan would cost this person $3,000 per year, a statement about the poll says, adding that the mandate tax would be about $400 if this hypothetical person did not buy health insurance.