The Dumbest Thing I've Heard About Obamacare

Editor's note: This article was based on a miscalculation, in which an annual fine was identified as a monthly fine.

The author and TheStreet regret this error.  The author has reworked the story to address all the items in question.


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I was poking around the other night, checking out different categories I don't often explore and uncovering pages I would've never seen by outright searching for them. 

It wasn't boredom, but curiosity. I wanted to know what else was out there. I noticed that TheStreet has a nice collection of work that isn't stock market related, which is good because stocks, bonds and commodities aren't the only things we care about.

Some interesting spots I found were Running a Business, Travel and Leisure, and plenty of fascinating articles pertaining to beer by contributor Jason Notte.

But one article in particular not only caught my attention, but flabbergasted me, as well. In Forget Obamacare: One in Four Americans Say They'll Pay the Fine, it was revealed by Hal M. Bundrick that, as the title says, 25% of us would rather pay a fine and have no insurance than sign up for insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act. 

Are you kidding me?

That is quite possibly one of the dumbest things I've ever heard in my life. I forced myself to read through most of the comments -- which seemed to have doubled since my reading -- mostly centered around political affiliation, the president's competency and insurance approval ratings. 

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