(From the politically obsessed daily)[From The Weekly Standard]
Obamacare Misses Its Target on the Uninsured by Half
Jul 15, 2014
In March 2010, Obamacare was about to be voted upon by the House of Representatives, and the Democrats were in the process of deciding whether to ignore public opinion at their peril.
At that time, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that Obamacare would cost $938 billion over a decade and would reduce the number of uninsured people by 19 million as of 2014 (with a reduction of 1 million prior to 2014 and 18 million in 2014 alone).
Unimpressed, the American people overwhelmingly opposed the intrusive overhaul — with 20 of 21 polls taken that month showing it to be unpopular, most of them by double digits. The Democrats willfully passed Obamacare anyway and lost 63 House seats that November.
Now the Urban Institute finds that Obamacare has actually reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million since the rollout began last fall.(Gallup shows a similar number.)
That’s far short of the number of newly insured that the CBO projected in April of this year, in February of this year, or in 2012 — and it’s less than half the tally the American people were told Obamacare would hit when they opposed it in 2010.
Yet Paul Krugman says that “health reform is — gasp!— working.”
Only in Washington could something that fails to hit even half of its original target be considered a gasp-inducing success.
No wonder Obamacare is every bit as unpopular now as it was before the party that passed it took its initial Obamacare-induced “shellacking” four years ago.
B. Obammmas was cited for taking too many ketchup bundles with relation to the number of fries in his small bag of fried potatoes. Political pundits, obsessed spammers and tea baggiies quickly filled internet news boards with accounts of the gross human rights injustice. Some innovative and dedicated elephants even posted the dreaded and unapologetic account of the potato melee under the yoohoo thread in a desperate attempt to impact the masses.