A new survey confirms that the “Affordable Care Act” has failed to achieve one of its most important goals — making health coverage accessible to the uninsured. As the Washington Post reports, “Just one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private health plans through the new marketplace have signed up for one.” Why so few? According to the survey, which was released last Thursday by McKinsey & Company, the most common reason cited by uninsured respondents was lack of affordability. Out of five possible reasons for failing to enroll, most chose, “I could not afford to pay the premium.”
The irony of this is mindboggling. For years, the advocates of Obamacare characterized the uninsured problem as a human tragedy that bankrupted millions and killed tens of thousands. The latter claim was injected into the health reform debate by a notoriously disingenuous study whose authors claimed that lack of health coverage caused the untimely demise 45,000 Americans per year. This “research” was debunked by various health policy experts, but that didn’t stop Democrats from quoting it in Congress to show that Republican opposition to Obamacare was tantamount to genocide.
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