Obamacare and the manipulation of statistics
The Obama administration is bragging that we are now down to 29 million uninsured because of Obamacare. On September 9, 2009, President Obama was citing the need for Obamacare by saying there were 30 million who couldn’t get coverage. The highest number I ever saw was 48 million (which included illegal immigrants), so the highest number of people helped could be around 19 million, or 6% of the population. Why would anyone write an over 2,000-page law with 20,000 pages of regulations and over 20 new taxes that took away choice for 100% of us to help a small percentage of the population?
By inflating the initial number of uninsured, the Obama administration, Democrats, and the media get to pretend they helped a lot of people.
I also looked up Medicaid and found that 51 million were on Medicaid in 2009 and there are over 70 million on Medicaid today, so arithmetically, any people helped just went to Medicaid.
Instead of punishing 100% of us, they should have just expanded Medicaid and the high-risk pools. They should obviously repeal the whole law and make a couple changes to what existed prior to Obamacare, and then we would again get to keep our own doctors and insurance as we were promised.
We have seen people who like the president’s agenda cook the books before. NASA, NOAA, and scientists have manipulated previous temperature data to pretend temperatures rise more than they do. Yesterday, just a couple months prior to the election, all of a sudden, in 2015, median family income shot up, and poverty rates moved down significantly. Those numbers seem extremely odd, considering that federal income tax revenues are slowing, the federal deficit is rising, the labor participation rate is at a 38-year low, home ownership rates are at a 51-year record low, interest income on savings, retirement accounts, and C.D.s is extremely low and has been falling for eight years, car sales and retail sales are slowing, and studies show that over 60% of people don’t have $1,000 for an emergency.
Social Security recipients are receiving a three tenths-percent increase for 2017 after a zero increase in 2016. Fifteen million more people are on food stamps today than in 2009, and 20 million more on Medicaid.
Does it make any sense that all of a sudden median income shot up over 5% and poverty all of a sudden dropped, along with the above statistics? Of course, the media just repeat the numbers without doing actual research. It is easy to manipulate numbers when they are all based on sampling with adjustments. It would be nice if the media did actual research instead of reporting talking points supporting a specific party and agenda. Otherwise, reporters are worthless. Our freedom is at stake.
I did read the best description I have seen on Obamacare so far: we remember when Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass it to see what’s in it.” A physician called into a radio show and said, “That’s a definition of a stool sample.”