As you probably already know, the President has been boasting about how the Affordable Care Act is succeeding so wonderfully. Barack Obama is delusional. Consider his question:
“Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?”
The question is quite ironic because Obama is the one who has worked very hard for people not to have health insurance. And now we have confirmation in Maryland that he has taken away the insurance of 13,000 people who remain uninsured.
From CNS News:
The head of the Maryland Health Insurance Exchange testified Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that only 60,000 people have signed up for Obamacare through the state’s exchange – 13,000 less than the number of individuals reported to lose their insurance due to Obamacare.
“According to our reports, according to AP, press accounts, 73,000 individuals in Maryland were going to lose their insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, and what you’re telling me is your revised goal is approximately the same number – 75,000. So your revised goal of people you’re gonna sign up is: We’re gonna sign up the people who were kicked off of the Affordable Care Act,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said.
On Nov. 4, 2013, the Baltimore Sun reported: “About 73,000 policy holders around the state will lose their insurance in coming months because nine insurance companies are dropping some health plans that were not grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland Insurance Administration confirmed Monday.”
So why are conservatives being accused of taking people’s health care away? That’s what Obama did!
Which is worse? To take away a subsidy that is derived from the taxes other people are forced to pay? Or to interfere in a voluntary exchange between people so that they can no longer continue to support themselves as they have been doing? People were buying their own insurance and paying for it with their own money before Obamacare abolished those plans. Those “fortunate” enough to re-enroll were also getting a much better deal than they get now.
And, again, 13,000 are now uninsured because Obamacare robbed them.