“OBAMACARE REAL ENROLLMENT: JUST 1.7% OF UNINSURED COVERED”
Which would matter, or be worthy of a scoff and an I-told-you-so, if the actual intent of ObamaCare was to insure the uninsured.
But of course, that was never its purpose. Its purpose was to continue the progressive agenda of nationalizing everything, with healthcare perhaps the most important plank in the foundation for a soft-socialist coup. Through ObamaCare — which will eventually they believe force either a single payer system or some sort of veneer of private enterprise fronting for the government as a primary controller of health care costs, etc. (the liberal fascist model) — the federal government has a very real control over your life and death. But that’s just a side perk. If you die, you die. Bumps in the road.
No, what they were after was the kind of power that comes with information, and between ObamaCare, the IRS, and the NSA, there isn’t a single thing the federal government doesn’t know about you, should they decide to go digging. And as we live in a post-Constitutional country, where the rule of law is now arbitrary and selectively enforced, this in turn creates all the conditions for a coercive police state, where dissent goes to die out of fear of reprisal by the State and its functionaries.
Still, for the sake of argument, and to show you just how corrupt not only the government has become, but it’s media arm, as well, who have been touting this massive enrollment figure and polls trending upward on approval for the disastrous legislation, let’s just look at what is really happening on the ground:
Obamacare, the plan purportedly created to provide health coverage for the uninsured, has enrolled just 1.7% of America’s 48.6 million uninsured.
News of the disastrous numbers comes as nervous Democrats and President Barack Obama, ahead of the November midterm elections, did their best on Monday’s enrollment deadline to put a positive spin on the deeply unpopular Obamacare program. The latest Associated Press poll finds that Obamacare has now hit an all-time low approval rating of just 26 percent.
The White House now claims an Obamacare enrollment figure of six million people. However, according to The New York Times, at least 20% of those never paid their premiums to activate coverage, leaving them uninsured. That drops the number down to 4.8 million.
Next, as Washington Post columnist Ed Rogers notes, “the official HHS numbers still include duplicate enrollments.” No one knows how many duplicate enrollments are in the stack; the White House refuses to say. However, given the disastrous Obamacare website failures, it is reasonable to imagine that the pile is riddled with numerous “false start” applications.
That leaves the most important question: How many people are gaining insurance who were previously uninsured? After all, that was the stated reason for Obamacare in the first place. McKinsey & Co. says that only 27% of those who have picked a plan through Obamacare were previously uninsured.
Moreover, McKinsey says these individuals have an unusually high rate of failing to pay their first month’s premium. “Only 53 percent of them had paid their first premium, compared with 86 percent of the previously insured,” reports CNBC.
Even conceding the White House its alleged six million enrollment figure (which, again, includes duplicates and incomplete applications), that would mean that just 810,000 of paying Obamacare customers were previously uninsured, a figure that represents 1.7% of America’s 48.6 million uninsured people.
Indeed, most of those the White House counts as Obamacare enrollees are among the five million who had their health insurance plans canceled due to Obamacare.
The government destroys, then demands tribute when it is able to spin a tale that approximates some semblance of success — even as we’ve watched Obama change the law, move deadlines past elections, and so on.
Hillary Clinton once famously noted, “it takes a village”. Obama, however, has modified that homily a bit. For it seems that if we’re to believe his mouthpieces, or his apologists in the press, it takes a Potemkin village. And even then, nobody really believes in it.