7.1 Million Enrollees a ‘Phony Number’

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    President Obama announced today that 7.1 million Americans have enrolled on health-insurance plans through Obamacare, a number that is “wonderfully precise,” according to Charles Krauthammer. “These guys go six months without any idea what the numbers are, and all of a sudden it’s to a decimal point.”

    However, Krauthammer also thinks the 7.1 million enrollees touted by the administration is a “phony number” because it’s unclear how many of that 7.1 million have paid for their insurance and how many were previously uninsured.

    “If it turns out that the overwhelming majority of the so-called 7.1 were people who had health insurance, liked their health insurance, were renewing their health insurance, and got kicked off their health insurance, whose lives are disrupted, premiums are raised, deductibles are raised, and lost their doctors are now among the 7.1 . . . it’s a net negative,” Krauthammer said.

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    But numbers from the RAND Corporation study reportedly suggest just 23 percent of enrollees had no insurance previously. Further, the study reveals about just 53 percent of previously uninsured Americans have actually paid for their new plans.

    “If those numbers hold, the actual net gain of paid policies among Americans who lacked medical insurance in the pre-Obamacare days would be just 858,298,” the Daily Mail reports.

    It should be noted that the study has not been officially published and has only been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

    When pressed on the lingering questions concerning the Obamacare figures on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was elusive.

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    The insurance companies know the real numbers. The Obama admin probably has them as well and since they aren't releasing them they are likely to be damaging to their argument.

    I haven't looked it up but I'd bet that the net number of people without health insurance has increased since ObamaCare was passed and/or implemented beyond the 45 million number that was bandied about in 2012.
     

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