This article submitted by Rick Moran on November 13, poses an interesting question- “Did The Dems Pass Obamacare For 8,000 People?”
Every revelation about how bad Obamacare will be or the catastrophe it will cause our health care system seems to outdo the last one in its ability to shock and awe.
Mr. Obama declared at the time that “uninsured Americans who’ve been locked out of the insurance market because of a pre-existing condition will now be able to enroll in a new national insurance pool where they’ll finally be able to purchase quality, affordable health care-some for the very first time in their lives.”
So far that statement accurately describes a single person in North Dakota. Literally, one person has signed up out of 647,000 state residents. Four people have enrolled in West Virginia. Things are better in Minnesota, where Mr. Obama has rescued 15 out of 5.2 million, and also in Indiana-63 people there. HHS did best among the 24.7 million Texans. Thanks to ObamaCare, 393 of them are now insured.
States had the option of designing their own pre-existing condition insurance with federal dollars in lieu of the HHS plan, and 27 chose to do so. But they haven’t had much more success. Combined federal-state enrollment is merely 8,011 nationwide as of November 1, according to HHS.
This isn’t what HHS promised in July, when it estimated it would be insuring 375,000 people by now, and as many as 400,000 more every year. HHS even warned that it would bill private carriers for any claims if HHS decided that they had cancelled coverage to dump costs on the government. That outcome would certainly be in keeping with Mr. Obama’s caricature of rampant discrimination against the sick.
(HT: Hot Air )
“My God, what have we done,” wrote Robert Lewis, Commander of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (Tibbets was the pilot). Isn’t it about time that Democrats started asking that question of themselves?
Hopefully they face up to the answers and do something about it!
By the way- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report recently regarding Americans and health insurance. Nearly fifty percent of people who are not insured, are not at or below the poverty level. Of these, one third of the adults were in the middle income bracket and were uninsured during the year at some point. This is their choice. (but not when Obamacare is instituted for mandatory purchase)