Stephen Colbert is on a roll lamenting the fact that Obamacare exceeded the enrollment expectations by its March 31 deadline:
Note that 7.1 million people enrolling exceeds the original projections for the ACA, before all the problems with healthcare.gov and the (premature) reports from conservative sources that enrollment numbers would not reach even the lowered projection of 6 million.
In addition, a new poll shows that more people support Obamacare now than oppose it.
In a related story, the best numbers showing how many people have signed up for Obamacare are not coming from any official source, nor from the (worthless) mainstream media (whose job it is to do stuff like this). They are coming from blogger Brainwrap who runs a website ACASignups.net with his own unpaid time and money. God bless the Internet.
How many people were uninsured to start with? Is overwhelming population of country covered now?
Hassan, I like your comment. Remember there are those who won’t sign up for health care. Working under the table, they won’t be fined.
Neighbor develops intestinal cancer. Dr. Opens neighbor’s intestine up, closes him up because he has no health insurance. Neighbor goes to work, get health insurance, gets operated on. Later loses job and health insurance. I asked “What happens if the cancer reoccurs?” He replied “The hospital eats the cost.” Not the hospital, you and I eat the costs in higher premiums. In his ignorance, I didn’t argue.
Painters at my house, both big cigarette smokers, did a lousy job because they couldn’t smoke while here. No health insurance even though this state gives health insurance to small businesses based on income. We will get a raise in premiums if/when either of these people get sick. Unless they filed on their earnings, they won’t get caught having no insurance.
EBDOUG, right I been thinking about Obamacare, and if I were allowed to make few adjustments to really make this law work, I would say we should change the laws where hospitals are forced to treat people with no insurance (or money). Because even with Obamacare mandate, there are numerous who have not signed up, and by law illegals cannot sign up. So illegals can easily abuse the system without any repercussions. Hospitals and insurance companies definitely do not care. In fact if we had that law (hospitals being forced to treat everyone with no money or insurance) already repealed, people would have been flocking to Obamacare. And there would have been no need for mandate. If someone does not want insurance, good, no body pays for him.