This is a key question for a law designed to reduce the nation’s 48 million uninsured. It will take a while, though, to track changes. For one thing, no information has been released about how many of those who signed up were previously uninsured. Also, data so far includes those who signed up through the state and federal online markets, but not those who purchased coverage elsewhere, or who enrolled in job-based plans they had previously turned down.
A McKinsey consulting firm telephone survey in February found that 27% of those purchasing coverage were previously uninsured, while a Gallup poll in March found the uninsurance rate falling. Both studies have limits, however, and cannot be considered the final word. Right now, “we have a pretty good sense the number of uninsured has gone down, but not a clue as to by how much,” said Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)
Uh huh. So we have 48 million uninsured, and the best case is that approximately one quarter of the six million who enrolled in Obamacare were previously uninsured. Do the math, and you will find that about 1.5 million of those 48 million uninsured got insurance, at the cost of wrecking the current health care system.
Why, it’s almost as if the Democrats had an ulterior motive in pushing Obamacare….