Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Obamacare's effect on number of uninsured
Mitt Romney made the claim that "Obamacare … means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have" .... PolitiFact rated Romney's claim "false." ... CBO also found that "perhaps 3 million [Americans] could gain employer coverage." ... the CBO estimates that about 3 million people will drop their employer-based coverage because they can get a better deal through the health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. These Americans will not lose coverage; they will choose different coverage that better suits their needs. For these people, the Affordable Care Act is a very good thing. PolitiFact says that Romney (ergo, Brooks)… ignores 9 million people who wouldn't have had an employer plan before the Obama law, but who will get employer coverage after passage of the law….
CBO projects that, overall, the number of uninsured Americans will drop by 29 million to 31 million due to the law.