by John Hawkins | April 2, 2014 8:23 am
Barack Obama habitually lies about almost everything, so it’s no surprise that his “7 million” sign-ups for Obamacare number is pure garbage.
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America’s health care system ‘a lot better’ in a Rose Garden press conference.
But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality.
Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans — nowhere near 7.1 million — have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.
Others were already insured, including millions who lost coverage when their existing policies were suddenly cancelled because they didn’t meet Obamacare’s strict minimum requirements.
Still, he claimed that ‘millions of people who have health insurance would not have it’ without his insurance law.’
…The Affordable Care Act carried with it the promise of covering ‘every American,’ and it appears to have fallen tremendously short.
…The unpublished RAND study — only the Los Angeles Times has seen it — found that just 23 per cent of new enrollees had no insurance before signing up.
And of those newly insured Americans, just 53 per cent have paid their first month’s premiums.
If those numbers hold, the actual net gain of paid policies among Americans who lacked medical insurance in the pre-Obamacare days would be just 858,298.
Obamacare in a nutshell: Knock people off of their existing insurance, force them and everyone else to pay much more for insurance, waste most of the money and then use the rest to give subsidies to a tiny sliver of uninsured Americans. After looking at these numbers, how does any sane person justify decimating our entire medical system with this abomination?
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