ACA Fail Fractal
It’s Official: Obamacare Fails at Its Main Goal
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  • Boritz

    “The truth is that we might not not understand health care well enough to
    make effective national policy about it. If that is so, much of the
    debate has been on the wrong track for a long time now.”

    Milton Friedman posited that we do not understand pencil manufacturing well enough to make effective national policy about it.

  • Maineac

    My goodness… there has been abundant evidence for years that the the number of uninsured has been systematically inflated by those (politicians and government bureaucrats) with an interest to do so. Accounting for people who are uninsured while unemployed for less than a year, the uninsured who earn more than $75,000 per year, those uninsured who are under 30 yet have the means to buy insurance, and uninsured people who are not US citizens, the “45 million uninsured” quickly becomes a fraction of that number. A simple google search anytime in the last 15 years would have shown various US government reports and media stories describing how low the numbers of chronic uninsured actually were. (Of course now that Obamacare has thrown an estimated 5 million formerly individually insured into the pool of uninsured, the numbers have grown.) It would have been much less expensive to simply buy the 12-15 million truly uninsured private, individual plans. But that would have removed the opportunity for public sector rent seeking, political pandering, and graft.

    • Jim__L

      So hang on, do you have citations that show that the number of uninsured has actually gone up? Seems pretty important.

      • Government Drone

        Easy:
        (1) About 3 million people are said to have signed up.
        (2) About half (1.5 million) are supposed to be formerly uninsured.
        (3) Around 4.5 million (or more) have gotten their policies cancelled so far.
        Therefore:
        Around 3 million people have lost their health insurance as a direct result of Obamacare.

        • Jim__L

          Nice summary. Any references we could use?

          • Government Drone

            None that come to mind, I’m afraid. I’m just going by my memory of news accounts of the past few months.

          • Jim__L

            Taking some time to look those up and spread those around would be a public service.

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