13 People Lost Health Insurance for Every Person Buying an ObamaCare Plan

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It’s for the greater good. Of the minority. Apparently.

I emphasize bought because ObamaCare is mainly there so far as a Medicaid funnel. But even if you assume that all the people getting their Medicaid on through ObamaCare’s sites were the same people who lost their health insurance because of ObamaCare, we still have a mere gap of 4 million people.

Or as the media would call it a tiny minority. Unfortunately the number of people actually getting health insurance is an even tinier minority.

Just about 1.2 million people have gained health coverage through Obamacare, according to new federal data released Wednesday morning. Approximately 365,000 of those people have purchased private insurance and 803,000 have been determined to be eligible for the public Medicaid program. These numbers count data from both October and November, and show an especially quick growth in HealthCare.gov enrollment.

Surprisingly the majority of users of a government website want free stuff. The users of government who are most adept at this sort of thing, who head right to be an ObamaCare navigator in their local community center tend to be experienced consumers of taxpayer money.

We’re not talking the young invincibles here, the bros doing their keg stands and the hos shrieking over the Hey Girl posters. We’re talking New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. We’re talking failed cities and failed populations.

The private health insurance market had to be trashed and 5 million people had to lose their coverage so the ObamaPhone crowd could get more ObamaCare.

1- At least 5 million people have lost coverage due to policies being cancelled thanks to ObamaCare. So that 365,000 number is insignificant compared to that. There will no doubt be more uninsured on January 1 than there were on October 1. Don’t let them get away with pretending “1.2 million people who didn’t have insurance have it now!”.

Liberals will point to the new “enrollments” (and assume they will pay and become actual customers) while ignoring the previously uninsured who won’t get coverage in time or be able to afford the new rates and deductibles.

The are simply redistributing health insurance from those who paid for it to those who didn’t. This is a victory in their minds.

California accounts for about 30% of total Obamacare sign-ups, at 107,087. New York, another state running its own exchange, has provided more than 45,000 enrollments.

How utterly unpredictable

  • Guy Fromage

    Just about 1.2 million people have gained health coverage through Obamacare (emphasis mine)

    What a surprise to find this stittled phraseology eminating from the WashP. It’s like poorly written copy for an advertisement for an injection molded thingy like those once sold during daytime UHF broadcasts.

    And of course, coming from the WashP, it’s also so very inaccurate, as Ace Of Spades points out, via the supplied link. Anything realistically represented as a gain must account for all those who lost coverage as a direct result of 0bamacare, and of course, once these ill-fated people are added to the mix, the number of insured has dropped precipitously.

    A factual headline should read “Over 4 million lose health coverage, thanks to 0bamacare.”

    By the way, is “0bamacare” only “racist,” when conservatives use it. Are reliable shills for The One, like the WashP, exempt from Melissa Harris-Perry’s diktat?

  • Asok Asus

    When the full truth about obamacare finally arrives around March 2014, the voters will be hunting down Democrats in the streets with dogs and pitchforks.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      I won’t let my dogs near a filthy Democrat. That’s what scopes are for.

      Just kidding! You’ll get shot at the ballot box.

  • CowboyUp

    When the employer mandate kicks in next year that number of policies lost will go up another 90+ million.

  • Ibinaround2

    “At least 5 million people have lost coverage due to policies being cancelled ”

    Where does this number come from? Fox “news”?

    • objectivefactsmatter
      • Ibinaround2

        Thanks for the link. It said that 2 to 4 million, possibly more would be getting cancellation notices. However, Mrs. Persico’s current insurance being “good” insurance at $297 a month is suspect. I’m paying $650 a month and that only covers 80% of health care charges…

        • objectivefactsmatter

          PBS is not Fox News.

          “However, Mrs. Persico’s current insurance being “good” insurance at $297 a month is suspect. I’m paying $650 a month and that only covers 80% of health care charges…”

          Who gets to decide what “good” insurance is? It’s already highly regulated.

          She’s an attorney happy with her coverage and now she’s freaked out. If you think PBS is tilted in any direction other than towards progressive ideology…

          That’s why I gave it to you. And that’s also the lowest I found, not the highest.

          • Ibinaround2

            Most people like their health care plan…until they have to use it. I found that out when my wife was dying of kidney cancer. Insurance companies are not in business for your health, but for their profits…

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I understand your point, but those same people will be indifferent to getting another “good” plan as well.

            The people that are complaining are those that know how good they had it. And we have no examples of what the Whitehouse is calling junk plans.

            Obviously any plan that doesn’t cover things like maternity care for men, transgender surgery, birth control for men, and so forth are just junk. We can’t have that in a “modern democracy.” What would the Europeans think of us then?

  • http://www.swift-codes.org/ James@ swift-codes.org

    Thanks for the link. It said that 2 to 4 million, possibly more would
    be getting cancellation notices. However, Mrs. Persico’s current
    insurance being “good” insurance at $297 a month is suspect. I’m paying
    $650 a month and that only covers 80% of health care charges…