ObamaCare isn’t achieving its primary goal of extending coverage to the uninsured, according to a new study.
The survey released Thursday by the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm found that only 27 percent of people who have selected a plan on the new exchanges didn’t previously have coverage.
The Obama administration says 4 million people have selected a plan since the exchanges launched on Oct. 1, but has not said how many of them already had an insurance plan.
At a healthcare industry conference on Thursday, Gary Cohen, a top official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said it’s not something the administration has the ability to track.
“That’s not a data point that we are really collecting in any sort of systematic way,” Cohen said, according to The National Journal.
But what about the fierce moral urgency of covering 47 million Uninsurred-Americans who were dying of lethal conservatism?
I know, I know — I’ve asked that question before, and you already know the answer: ♡bamaCare!!! was never about them; it was about centralizing money and power in Washington. The uninsured will do what they’ve always done, and as it turns out, mostly chosen to have done. They’ll pay cash for their minor needs and go to the E/R for their major needs, if any.
It’s the rest of us who will be stuck with higher prices for poorer service and all the attendant increases in taxes and bureaucracy. Not to mention the exploding deficits.
This, by the way, is what Michelle Obama calls “God’s work.”
Makes you wonder who or what the hell it is she worships.