3X More Californians Lose Insurance Over ObamaCare than Get it Back


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ObamaCare was sold as a way of dealing with the uninsured and it’s been about as successful in that as the War on Poverty was in fighting poverty. Instead of reducing the ranks of the uninsured, in California, Covered California has expanded them instead.

By the end of October, the executive director of California’s Obamacare exchange confirmed that up to 900,000 people in the state would lose their current health insurance by the end of 2013–not including those who may lose it through their workplaces in 2014.

Many of those are among the 500,000 or so who signed up for Obamacare through Covered California by the end of 2013–about 330,000, according to McCormack. That also means that only about 200,000 previously uninsured people signed up for Obamacare.

As for the other 600,000 or so, no one know what happened to them–they are just uninsured. The state refused to participate in President Barack Obama’s proposed “fix” for those who had their policies canceled.

So roughly three times as many people have lost insurance as have gained it.

We had to destroy the village to save the village to destroy the village, with the village being health care.

The left of course doesn’t care. From its point of view, the worse it makes its hybrid mix of government and free market health care, the readier the people will be for Single Payer and death panels and all the other fun parts of Socialized medicine.

Everything from the HMOs was leading up to the planned collapse of the health care system into a decrepit Third World mess overseen entirely by government bureaucrats and staffed entirely by union members.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    What’s bizzarre is that when I look up stories related to Obamacare enrollment almost none (with a few exceptions like FPM) net out enrollment minus cancelled plans. If the goal was universal healthcare, net enrollments would be the appropriate measure. We know that canceling plans was an important means of pushing people into O’care and funding the program. If there are fewer people enrolled, the goal of universal coverage is further off and the tactic of pushing people off of their health insurance is particularly sinister.

    The media really wants to spin this as a win. It reminds me of a friend of mine who tells me about his great stock picks but never mentions the losers (which outnumber the winners). Bragging is an art of con men.

  • CaoMoo

    Nothing to see here folks… what that oh it’s just an iceberg don’t worry we can’t sink this thing if we tried. — Captain Obama

  • American1969

    At least the Titanic had a band.

  • SoCalMike

    2 1/2 years ago my insured friend paid 2800 out of pocket to have his newborn son delivered.
    1 year ago the same delivery for his newborn daughtet cost hom 17 THOUSAND out of pocket.
    Thanks big earred boy Obama and the ignorant brain dead brain washed fools who voted for him twice for “bringing down the costs.”