Obamacare Fail: Millions Still UNINSURED; Americans Ignore Mandate Despite Penalties

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2009, in the heat of selling the 2,700 page Obamacare train wreck, it was heavily reported and highly repeated by Democrats (using Census Bureau data) that there were approximately 15 percent of the population uninsured — with no healthcare insurance coverage.

Democrats also contended repeatedly, led by Obama himself, that in real numbers there were 46 million or “more than 30 million” uninsured Americans.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]In January of 2014, the so-called “individual mandate” came into effect, making it against the law to not have healthcare insurance. One must now be covered under Obamacare or face fines and penalties.

So, more than a year after the mandate became effective, and after six years of passage, how far has the 15% uninsured number been improved since 2009?

According to respected polling agency Gallup, nearly 12 percent of American adults still do not have health insurance coverage, they reported on Monday.

Assuming a population of 319 million, this would mean roughly 38 million Americans are still without healthcare insurance, a fairly lousy return on investment, considering the $840 million paid to created a buggy website, the projected ten year cost of $2.6 trillion, as well as the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on pro-Obamacare propaganda.

Not to be forgotten are the millions who lost their coverage because of Obamacare, those who lost their doctors, and those who saw their premiums and deductibles unnecessarily skyrocket, in spite of promises to the contrary by Democrats and the Obama Regime.

Ironically on April Fool’s Day in 2014, Obama said:

“Today should remind us that the goal we set for ourselves, that no American should go without the health care that they need; that no family should be bankrupt because somebody in that family gets sick, because no parent should have to be worried about whether they can afford treatment because they’re worried that they don’t want to have to burden their children; the idea that everybody in this country can get decent health care–that goal is achievable.”

Uh, not so much. It’s not working, as the latest Gallup poll indicates. There were told that 15% uninsured in 2009 was a “crisis,” yet now 12%, after billions have been wasted, is raging success?

Hardly.

Obamacare is so bad that millions of Americans are still breaking the law in order to avoid it, despite big government coercion.

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About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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