Penalty, schmenalty.

More than a quarter of Americans without health insurance say they're willing to pay a fine rather than enroll in a health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Though most Americans who lack insurance — 63 percent — say they'll obtain insurance by January, a substantial 28 percent said they wouldn't enroll and instead would pay a fine, according to new Gallup numbers.

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