Obamacare Turns 4, Just 1.4% of Uninsured Americans Covered
Four years of Obamacare have produced health insurance for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.
According to CNBC, of the 5 million people the Obama administration claims have enrolled in Obamacare, just 715,000 are previously uninsured Americans who have chosen and paid for new insurance. As the Washington Post notes, there are 48.6 million uninsured Americans. That means that after four years of being the law of the land, Obamacare--whose purported purpose was to cover the uninsured--has provided coverage for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.
Indeed, the vast majority of those who have signed up for Obamacare are merely Americans who already had health insurance but whose plans were canceled by Obamacare,
Moreover, a year ago the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that between 26 million and 27 million uninsured Americans will never receive health care coverage under Obamacare.
Statistics like that have Democrats panicking heading into the November midterm elections. According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, just 39% of Americans now support Obamacare. One Democratic member of Congress told the New York Times that President Barack Obama has now become "poisonous" to Democrats running for office.
The latest Gallup poll finds that just 40% of Americans now support Obama.
Obamacare will cost U.S. taxpayers $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years.