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It’s Monday. My least favorite day of the week. So, it seems fitting I write about my least favorite thing: numbers.

One-third: That’s a popular fraction this week in a couple of different polls. According to one, that’s the percent (34) of people who told Bankrate they refused to sign up for health coverage despite PPACA’s individual mandate. Now while a 66 percent success rate for the administration might sound bad, consider a couple of other numbers. As in, 57.5 percent, the number of eligible voters who participated in the 2012 presidential election.  Or, 53 percent, the chunk of Americans who actually pay federal income taxes. Or, 61 percent, the portion of private sector companies who offer their employees’ health coverage.

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