Obamacare numbers

A Kaiser study has found that 57% of the 8 million who have signed up for Obamacare were previously uninsured.  Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are hyping that number, since other studies found that only 26% to one-third of the enrollees had been uninsured.  But let’s accept the higher figure and then do the math. [Read more...]

The Veterans Administration scandal

What do you think is the significance of the Veterans Administration scandal, in which VA hospitals took so long to extend care that some 40 veterans died?  Also that the hospitals systematically covered up the wait times?  Is this an example of administrative incompetence, an overloaded system, the failures of large bureaucracies, or what happens when the government is in charge of health care?  Or is this scandal an overblown political ploy? [Read more...]

Yet another Obamacare problem

Another Obamacare fiasco:

The government may be paying incorrect subsidies to more than 1 million Americans for their health plans in the new federal insurance marketplace and has been unable so far to fix the errors, according to internal documents and three people familiar with the situation. [Read more...]

The 7.1 million who signed up for Obamacare

So 7.1 million Americans signed up for Obamacare, which is being hailed as a great success for the program.  But, you will recall, 6 million Americans already had individual health insurance policies that they lost because of the new law, forcing them to sign up for Obamacare.  The question is, how many Americans have health insurance now who did not have it before?  And how many are still uninusred?  Those crucial numbers we do not know.

After the jump, a devastating critique of the Affordable Care Act from Peggy Noonan.

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The Obamacare deadline is past

If you don’t have health insurance and didn’t sign up for Obamacare, you are in violation of the Affordable Health Care Act!  The administration has been saying that so many people signing up is evidence that people support it.  But it’s the law!  People are supposed to sign up whether they want to or not, which is one reason it’s breeding so much resentment.   News aggregator Matt Drudge is refusing to sign up, saying that instead he’ll pay the penalty in what he is calling the “liberty tax.”

So did any of you sign up without wanting to?  Do you think you are getting a good deal on the insurance?  Are you glad the government made you buy it?  Are any of you refusing to do so, resolving to just pay the “liberty tax”? [Read more...]

Being underweight is more dangerous than being overweight

We are rightly worried about obesity, but a new study has found that being underweight is even more dangerous. [Read more...]


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