- Americans eat too much of the wrong kind of food, resulting in obscenely high obesity rates for the country.
- Our food chain is infested with overdoses of high fructose corn syrup, salt, and other unhealthy additives.
- Americans smoke too much.
- Americans do not exercise enough.
- The country is in serious need of health care tort reform.
- Barriers to insurance company competition across state lines need to come down.
- Obama Care never “followed the money” to find out who is actually profiting from the ever escalating healthcare costs in this country and how to get those factors under control.
- Obama Care never got the immense amount of fraud and abuse in current government healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid, under control in order to save money to efficiently fund other government health care initiatives.
- Obama Care never put serious research money towards curing the major diseases that drive high healthcare costs such as high frequency cancers and dementia type diseases.
- At least 1.4 million Americans will likely lose their Obama Care policies since so many insurance companies are leaving the Obama Care market.
- And that 1.4 million estimate covers only 32 states since data for the other 18 states was not available or not provided by state insurance agencies.
- This is about 14% of the entire population covered by Obama Care policies, an incredible churn rate.
- The loss of Obama Care competitors in insurance markets across the country will result in fewer insurance options being available and those that are still available will be more expensive and likely to not include the same doctor and hospital networks.
- S&P Global Ratings sees negative or very little positive growth in the number of people covered by Obama Care policies in 2017.
- In Minnesota, 20,000 people will be losing their Obama Care insurance coverage since the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer in that state is getting out of the Minnesota market, forcing those 20,000 people to look at the remaining Obama Care policy plans that will be increasing in cost by at least 50% in 2017.
- Charles Gaba, who tracks the impact of the Obama Care legislation at ACASignups.net, estimates that it is not 1.4 million people who will lose access to their Obama Care insurance policies but that 2 to 2.5 million will lose access to their current policies in 2017.
- The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that more than 19% of people in the Obama Care insurance market will have only one insurer to chose from in 2017.
- In North Carolina, only one Obama Care insurer will be available in the state’s 95 out of 100 counties since Aetna and UnitedHealthcare have dropped out of the Obama Care market in that state.
- Those dropouts will cause 284,000 North Carolina residents to seek a new insurance plan but be left with only one Obama Care provider to choose from.
- 117,000 residents in Tennessee will lose access to their current Obama Care plans since UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield have pulled out of the Obama Care market in that state.
“Are going up for am handful of people?” Let’s try and figure out what his definition of “a handful of people” are:
- Earlier this week we cited numerous sources that agree that 23% of those Americans currently under Obama Care policies do not receive tax credits to help offset Obama Care insurance premium increases.
- If we use the standard estimate that about 10 million Americans are now covered by Obama Care insurance policies, than about 2.3 million Americans are what Obama calls a “handful of people.”
- A city of 2.3 Americans would make it the fourth largest city in the country, trailing only New York City, LA, and Chicago in population.
- It would be a city bigger than Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and San Diego.
- It would have a population bigger than the population of Dallas and San Jose COMBINED.
- It would have a population bigger than the population of Seattle, Charlotte, and Fort Worth COMBINED.
- Its 2.3 million population would have more people than the population of fifteen states’ entire population.
- It would have more people than the population of Alaska, Wyoming, and Vermont COMBINED.
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