The whole Greater Good argument that underpins Obama and every liberal program starts to fall apart with numbers like these. The entire idea that government should force some to sacrifice for many is unethical, but in this case it’s the many sacrificing for the few.
In a Friday memo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp emphasized that the number of people who have had their individual health insurance plans canceled due to Obamacare is 185 times the number of people who have selected an insurance plan on the federal Obamacare exchange.
Camp’s memo — released a day after President Obama announced his “fix” to allow people to retain their current coverage until after the midterms — pointed out the 5 million Americans who have had their plans canceled due to Obamacare and the mere 106,185 people who have actually signed up for the exchange, with just 26,794 people enrolling through the federal exchange.
Media talking heads keep up the drumbeat of talking points. It’s only a “small sliver” of the population losing its plans. But it’s a much smaller sliver of the population going into ObamaCare. And much of that population is Medicaid identified.
So we’ve got millions of people sacrificing for tens of thousands of people, most of whom want Medicaid, and some of whom want Brosurance.