Poll: Majority of uninsured knows little about O-Care exchanges

Two-thirds of people who are uninsured say they know little or nothing about ObamaCare marketplaces, according to a new poll, and even fewer know when to sign up.

Open enrollment for health insurance sign-ups is less than a month away, but only 1 in 10 people without insurance are aware, according to the poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health policy group.

Many people who are uninsured also don't know about one of the Affordable Care Act's core benefits — financial help to buy coverage. A total of 53 percent said they didn't know about financial assistance, though most would likely qualify for that help.

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Just over 63 percent of uninsured people reported an income of less than $30,000, according to the poll, which was released Tuesday.

Still, a majority of people without insurance said they planned to purchase a plan in the next few months, though many did not know where they would buy it.  

ObamaCare remains a bottom-rung issue for most voters in the upcoming elections.

More than half of registered voters say candidates should stop talking about ObamaCare and move onto other issues.

Just 8 percent of people consider the Affordable Care Act as their most important issue for the fall elections.

The unfavorability ratings of the law have dipped slightly ahead of the midterms. A total of 43 percent said in October that they disliked the healthcare law, compared to 53 percent in July. 

The margin of error for the survey of 1,500 people is 3 percentage points. For the uninsured population, which included just 145 people, the margin of error is 9 percentage points.