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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

97% Of ObamaCare’s “Newly Insured” Already In Single-Payer Medicaid

by JASmius

Emperor Palpatine said it for Red Barry best:

The Obama administration has been bragging that nine million more Americans now have health insurance, thanks to ObamaCare. But just like with most numbers cited to support the government takeover of health care in America, that “nine million” figure is deceptive.

We were told that forty-eight million Americans lacked affordable health insurance....

Three-quarters of whom didn't want it and chose not to purchase it.  The number of Americans who did and couldn't afford it has always been around twelve million.

....and something had to be done, but even five years after the passage of ObamaCare, thirty-three million Americans are still uninsured.

But don't worry, they'll all be herded into Universal Medicaid after private health insurance ceases to exist.

If you dig deeper into the actual numbers and realize what really happened with those nine million “newly insured”, there’s little reason to cheer.

The number of Americans with health insurance increased by 9.25 million in 2014, the first year that two key provisions of ObamaCare took place: the subsidies for coverage purchased through the exchanges and Medicaid expansion. And according to recent research by the Heritage Foundation, out of that 9.25 million, “the vast majority of the increase was the result of 8.99 million individuals being added to the Medicaid rolls.”

In other words, over 97% of last year’s newly insured Americans were from Medicaid expansion.

And remember that those nine million are not needy or disabled (where my father will be in another year or two after his house sale proceeds run out), they are young and healthy and sucking up scarce resources from an already-bankrupt system and, well, needy, disabled folks like my father who really don't have anywhere else to turn for the care they need.

But then the Unaffordable Care Act was never about "universal health care"; it was always about universal government control of the very bodies of each and every one of us.  Thanks to ObamaCare, its namesake literally owns each and every one of us and has the power to dictate our lives down to the last detail.

Call it his repeal of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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