Should've used the Republican plan to overhaul our failed healthcare systemWe overhauled U.S. health care — to insure 4.2 million people?
March 16, 2014
The number bounced around for years — 46 million.
President Obama said it in August 2009:“I don’t have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance coverage today. In the wealthiest nation on Earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage.”
He said it dozens more times, including in June 2013:“We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women and children.”
So, he created Obamacare. The crux of the biscuit: The United States would completely change its entire health care system to make sure those 46 million got insured. Well, at least that’s what every rational American thought. If there are 46 million uninsured, and the president and Congress are overhauling the system, it must be to solve the whole problem — not just part of it.
But last week came word that with just 15 days left for people to enroll for federal coverage, just 4.2 million had. The math is simple: That’s just 9 percent of the supposedly 46 million uninsured.
What was it again?
Oh yeah, the same plan for finding imaginary WMDs, repairing the economy you destroyed, creating jobs, closing tax loopholes, protecting the environment, responding to disasters and ending the wars you start and lose. Nothing.
Less people are uninsured today than were before the ACA.
No one has been sentenced to die by a death panel.
Unemployment has fallen since the ACA.
Healthcare cost inflation is the lowest it's ever been in history.
Americans can no longer be forced into bankruptcy or homelessness from medical bills.
Grandma is still alive, and her medicine is cheaper.
There haven't been riots in ERs because of all the poor people using up all the doctors.
The ACA had no effect whatsoever on 80 percent of Americans.
Republicans have cost us $24 billion - more than has been spent on the ACA - to destroy it, despite it being impossible to destroy, along with over 50 failed votes to repeal at a cost of about 2 million taxpayer dollars each.
Sorry. Just facts. I know you hate them.