For years the Democrats have been banging the drum of socialized medicine, arguing that in a nation as wealthy as ours it was unconscionable that so many could be without healthcare. They told us that some 45 million Americans had no access to basic healthcare needs and that to fix the problem we must force socialist healthcare on the 270 million Americans whose healthcare needs were being met. Now, years later, Obamacare is still a trainwreck, but if you listen to what the Obama administration is saying you’d never know.
Liberals argue that over 9 million people are now insured thanks to Obamacare… but that isn’t exactly accurate, as a recent study by the Heritage Foundation has proved.
Health insurance enrollment data for 2014 shows that the number of Americans with health insurance increased by 9.25 million during the year. However, the vast majority of the increase was the result of 8.99 million individuals being added to the Medicaid rolls. While enrollment in private individual-market plans increased by almost 4.79 million, most of that gain was offset by a reduction of 4.53 million in the number of people with employment-based group coverage. Thus, the net increase in private health insurance in 2014 was just 260,000 people.
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