Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The ObamaTax vs The Uninsured

Over the years, we've debunked the myth of the "47 million" uninsured. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that, prior to The ObamaTax, there were, in fact millions - perhaps tens of millions - of folks who had no health insurance (some by choice, some by circumstance). But it has always been the explicit purpose of The ObamaTax to bring the uninsured into the fold.

So how's that working out?

Well, we don't really know how many folks have actually bought (as in: chosen, enrolled in and paid for) a plan, but millions of Americans lost their existing coverage (repeated promises to the contrary notwithstanding):

"... the survey still indicates that three-fourths of enrollees were previously insured ... for all of the talk about 7-million this and 8-million that, the Obamacare exchanges’ expansion of coverage to the uninsured was far smaller."

So if we take the law's proponents at face value, then even by - especially by - their own standards ("47 million uninsured") the result is a miserable, rotting failure.

But then, that's not really "news," is it?

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]

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