In today’s American Spectator, I explain why only 10 percent of the uninsured have enrolled in Obamacare.
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 plight of the uninsured was a major selling point for the passage of Obamacare, and the law’s advocates claimed the lack of insurance was killing more people annually than automobile accidents.
So, why isn’t the dog food selling? The uninsured problem was always a hoax. To read the rest of the column, click here.