Saturday, January 18, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Even Worse Than Thought

Obamacare apologists have been pointing to the pitiful enrollment numbers and claiming that, at the very least, that Barack Hussein Obama has extended insurance coverage to that many previously uncovered Americans. But as it turns out, most of those enrollees had insurance before Obamacare.
The latest reporting on this topic comes from Christopher Weaver and Anna Wilde Mathews of the Wall Street Journal. They cite several industry surveys on the coverage history of those signing up for insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. The first, from McKinsey & Co., indicates that “only 11 percent of consumers who bought new coverage under the law were previously uninsured.” McKinsey surveyed 4,563 individuals “thought to be eligible for the health-law marketplaces,” of which 389 had enrolled in exchange-based plans.


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