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Those New Uninsured Numbers Are
Not Good News For ObamaCare

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 9/13/2017 7:57:18 AM

Health Care: On the surface, the Census Bureau´s report looks like another win for ObamaCare, as the uninsured rate dropped to 8.8% in 2016. But a close look shows that whatever gains ObamaCare was making are over. The Census report says that, overall, the number of uninsured dropped by 914,000 between 2015 and 2016. That pushed the uninsured rate down three-tenths of a percentage point. It´s being heralded as further evidence that ObamaCare is working, and that Republican efforts to dismantle the program are horribly misguided. But look inside the numbers. The gains last year were in two areas that have little


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 9/13/2017 8:03:13 AM     (No. 11381849)

FTA: For millions of Americans, the "Affordable Care Act" is a cruel joke.

Says it all. Cruel indeed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: vingoombatz, 9/13/2017 8:46:29 AM     (No. 11381896)

Cool piece. Says the better numbers re uninsured are from (1) retiring baby boomers taking Medicare and (2) new job hires getting insurance through work. Obammy be damned.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/13/2017 8:46:55 AM     (No. 11381898)

The net effect of Obamawelfarecare is a change in the profile of the uninsured. It went from those who willingly chose not to be insured but could have been and those who chose not to contribute to society and used to just stroll into emergency rooms anyway to get a handout, to working people who now can´t afford healthcare or insurance because they are paying for those others.

Now let´s move on to housing so we can live in cardboard boxes and watch the dregs of society party in our former residences. Oh wait, that already happened to an extent as the socially engineered housing crisis put working Americans on the street because we placed the indigent in houses they had no means to ever pay for.

There´s always food. I´m sure no hard working American takes a pass on steak while they manage limited funds as an EBT holder buys steak in the same checkout line.

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