Minorities Overrepresented in ObamaCare Sign-Ups


The story says that minorities aren’t signing up for ObamaCare, but the statistics tell another story.

Minorities have largely shied away from signing up for the Affordable Care Act, though they are more likely to be uninsured than whites.

Some 63 percent of the people who picked insurance plans on the exchanges and reported their race were white, according to federal data released Thursday. Blacks made up 16.7 percent of sign-ups, while Latinos accounted for only 10.7 percent and Asians for 7.9 percent.

The relatively scant participation by minorities comes despite a heavy push by the Obama administration and its supporters into Latino and black communities.

By percentage of the population, they’re overrepresented among signups, if not by percentage of the uninsured, but we’ve already established that ObamaCare did little for the uninsured and was never meant to.

If you take away people’s health insurance and force them to sign up for ObamaCare’s expensive junk plans, then you really have no basis for talking about the percentage of uninsured relative to signups.

Interestingly, Asians are extremely overrepresented.

  • Medizin

    Isn’t this what Obamacare was always about…giving more to minorities?

    • tha92106

      I recall Obama did not support reparations but said health care “reform” was an alternative.

      • Medizin

        He said quite a few things that have been proven to be untrue.

        Remember, “You can keep your own doctor and insurance.” What about ‘saving money.’

        Why is it so many have lost their insurance…lost their doctors. Why are people paying 2-3 times higher for insurance policys?

  • The March Hare

    Is it just me, or does the woman on the healthcare.gov web site have a very tense smile? She looks like she was told to smile, or else.

    • DogmaelJones1

      She looks like she’s being goosed. Or perhaps, while she was sitting for the camera, someone told her to smile, or else she’d be audited by the IRS.