August 12, 2022

Four Years Into Obamacare, Less Than 2 Percent of Uninsured Americans Have Gotten Covered


It’s been four years since the creation of Obamacare, and only 1.4 percent of previously uninsured Americans now have healthcare. Breitbart reports:

According to CNBC, of the 5 million people the Obama administration claims have enrolled in Obamacare, just 715,000 are previously uninsured Americans who have chosen and paid for new insurance. As the Washington Post notes, there are 48.6 million uninsured Americans. That means that after four years of being the law of the land, Obamacare–whose purported purpose was to cover the uninsured–has provided coverage for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.

Indeed, the vast majority of those who have signed up for Obamacare are merely Americans who already had health insurance but whose plans were canceled by Obamacare,

Moreover, a year ago the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that between 26 million and 27 million uninsured Americans will never receive health care coverage under Obamacare.

That’s a far cry from lawmakers’ claims that the ACA would bring insurance to 30 million uninsured Americans. And where does it leave us now? Nearly just as many Americans are uninsured now as there were four years ago, and, on top of that, many who already had insurance are now paying more for it.