CNN — which contrary to popular opinion does still report some news — took apart Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom’s SOTU claim that ♡bamaCare!!! has covered nine million new people:
Some 2.1 million had signed up for private insurance through the state and federal exchanges as of Dec. 31. This figure was updated to 3 million last week.
However, it includes both people who have paid their first month’s premium and those who have not yet fully enrolled. Those who don’t pay by their insurers’ deadline will not be covered.
More than 3 million young adults under age 26 obtained insurance through their parents’ policies. This provision was one of the earliest ones to take effect, starting in September 2010.
And another 3.9 million people learned they’re eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in October and November.
But this final figure is pretty squishy since it includes people who already had Medicaid and were simply renewing. Administration officials could not give the percentage of renewals. Experts say renewals could be a sizable chunk of that figure.
So here’s what we have.
We have one group of about three million people who may or may not have bought insurance, but the Administration won’t reveal the actual paying number.
We have another group of about three million post-adolosecents now, or still, being taken care of by their parents.
A third group of almost four million people consists of people who are now on welfare, but who may already have been on welfare prior to ♡bamaCare!!!’s Medicaid expansion. The actual number of new welfare cases is another number the Administration won’t reveal.
What we have here is the normalization of welfare dependency and the lengthening of familial dependency, along with the normalization of Administration stonewalling on revealing the extent of what might be the most expensive failure in American history.