About 35 percent of the uninsureds plan to forgo buying health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and instead pay the fine mandated by the law, according to a new Gallup poll.

The number of people defying the individual mandate under the PPACA has increased 6 percentage points in the last year, despite an increasing fine for not having insurance. Those without coverage face a fine of $325 per person or 2 percent of income, whichever is larger. Last year, the fine was $95 or 1 percent of household income.

Nearly 30 percent said they were not aware they must have insurance or pay a fine at the time of the Gallup polling period, Oct. 22 through Nov. 12.

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