Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sorry, the good news keeps coming

Obamacare is a success.

This from the New England Journal of Medicine:
Taking all existing coverage expansions together, we estimate that 20 million Americans have gained coverage as of May 1 under the ACA (FIGURE 3 Categories of Expanded Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).). We do not know yet exactly how many of these people were previously uninsured, but it seems certain that many were. Recent national surveys seem to confirm this presumption. The CBO projects that the law will decrease the number of uninsured people by 12 million this year and by 26 million by 2017. Early polling data from Gallup, RAND, and the Urban Institute indicate that the number of uninsured people may have already declined by 5 million to 9 million and that the proportion of U.S. adults lacking insurance has fallen from 18% in the third quarter of 2013 to 13.4% in May 2014.
If you don’t think that millions of Americans getting health care coverage, many for the first time in their lives, is a great thing, maybe you should do some self-evaluation. If you’re actively fighting to deny those millions their newly-won coverage, you’re a huge, evil asshole.

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