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  • rivvir rivvir Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM Flag

    The level of American ignorance

    on healthcare coverage in the US. I plead guilty that myself.

    This is a long one, certainly more than one post

    "265 million Americans HAD health insurance. 30 million did not. That's 89% who had insurance. There already was something to work with, as you say. Obama PURPOSEFULLY screwed up the existing insurance of 89% of Americans in an effort to get the votes of the 30 million uninsured, and in the process force millions more Americans into the government exchanges.

    The poor, immigrants and young people make up the majority of the uninsured and Obama is trying to buy their votes by offering them free and subsidized health insurance paid for by the American taxpayers. Obama threw out the friggin baby with the bathwater. ON PURPOSE.

    And if you think for one second you would have gotten a better program without any Republican input on the massive disaster that was and is Obamacare, you are delusional.

    "265 million Americans HAD health insurance. 30 million did not. That's 89% who had insurance."

    Actually, not. It's 48 million. But the story doesn't end there.

    "From 1999 to 2012, the bureau said, the proportion of people with private health insurance declined to 63.9 percent, from 73 percent, while the proportion with government coverage rose to 32.6 percent, from 24.2 percent."

    Gvt coverage 32+%. How much gvt coverage goes away when requiring people to get their own?

    More of the article. You should try googling if you don't believe it.

    "WASHINGTON — For the second year in a row, the proportion of Americans without health insurance declined in 2012, even though real household income and the poverty rate were not significantly different from their 2011 levels, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.

    In 2012, the bureau said, 15.4 percent of people were uninsured, down from 15.7 percent in 2011. The number of uninsured people, 48 million, was not statistically different from the estimate of 48.6 million in 2011."

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    • "David S. Johnson, the chief of social and economic statistics at the bureau, said that much of the increase in coverage last year was attributable to government programs. Medicare covered 15.7 percent of the population, compared with 15.2 percent the previous year.

      Census Bureau data showed significant changes in coverage over the last 13 years.

      From 1999 to 2012, the bureau said, the proportion of people with private health insurance declined to 63.9 percent, from 73 percent, while the proportion with government coverage rose to 32.6 percent, from 24.2 percent.

      One of the most popular provisions of the 2010 health care law allows young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance policies until age 26. That provision appears to be having its intended effect.""

 
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