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September 2, 2014

Obamacare’s Positive Impact

With the results of the latest Gallup poll showing that the uninsured rate has dropped to a new low, Jonathan Cohn notes that it’s increasingly difficult to deny the positive impact of Obamacare on reducing the number of uninsured.

“Gallup also found the most dramatic change in insurance status among low-income and minority populations, which would be consistent with implementation of a law that has its most dramatic impact on people with the least money.”

It’s also consistent with information provided by the Urban Institute, the Rand Corporation, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

“In short, it seems pretty clear that, because of Obamacare, more people have health insurance. And, yes, that accounts for people who lost existing coverage because insurers cancelled old policies. The question is how big a difference the law is making. And it’s going to be a while before anybody knows.”

  • UnionLeague

    Yup, Republicans want Americans to suffer needlessly, go bankrupt and die young, except for plutocrats who should get everything.

    • tpaine1

      You do understand we’re talking about “insurance” here not REAL health care which EVERY American already had the right to obtain at NO COST.
      We’re also talking about destroying the best quality health care system in the world to provide that “insurance.”

  • un_com_mon_sense

    Excuse me, I’m a Republican and I don’t want any of those things. You don’t get to define what I, as a Republican, stand for.

  • tpaine1

    Except to get there, you have to LIE about the number. In 2010, 15% of Americans were uninsured according to Obama’s own HHS. Now, after the ObamaCon Tax, it’s at 15.3%.
    What is it this year with Democrats and compulsive lying?

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