The majority of the public and reporters are becoming quite agitated when it comes to the cloudiness around Obamacare–Obama is yet to deliver one, straight forward truth. As it turns out—and it’s really sad to say that it is no big surprise that our President is being dishonest AGAIN—Obama has been exposed again in another major Obamacare lie. This time, Obama is lying about how many people have enrolled in Medicaid because of Obamacare.
On January 2, White House Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas released in a White House briefing:
“More than 2.1 million people who’ve enrolled in private plans…and 3.9 million Americans who learned that they are eligible for coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program…because of the Affordable Care Act you are looking at this enrollment pickup.”
In other words, the White House would have you believe that because of Obamacare, 6 million uninsured American’s have found suitable coverage. Now despite the fact that almost this amount lost health insurance because of Obamacare, and that this would only bring the law right where it started when it began to wreak havoc, there are a few things to point out.
As it turns out, the 3.9 million people Obama is claiming to have enrolled in Medicaid because of the looser requirements Obamacare provided, isn’t exactly accurate. Senior Elections Analyst, Sean Trende, of Real Clear Politics did a little math of his own and found out that Obama is really only responsible for about 380,000 of those enrollees.
Obama, as quick witted as he thinks he may be, was claiming ALL Medicaid enrollees—even the ones that were on Medicaid before Obamacare rolled around.
The fact that Obama tries to shovel this propaganda is extremely frustrating and frankly, outrageous. Tooting his own horn on his personal Twitter page, he wrote, “6 MILLION Americans have already signed up for coverage thanks to healthcare reform. THAT’S A FACT.”
That’s a fact?—It hardly appears that way, once again, Mr. President.
So far, Obama can really only claim about 2.5 million enrollees without catching too much heat. And that is only on account of the fact that Obama’s administration really has no idea how many have ACTUALLY enrolled in Obamacare.
During a hearing, Mississippi Congressman, Gregg Harper, asked Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head, Gary Cohen, about those that enrolled on the website. Now, Obama is keeping the fact that enrollment only starts after enrollees make their first payment close to his chest—in an transparently obvious attempt to boost abysmal numbers.
Harper asked Cohen if the government had the capability to analyze which “enrollees” have actually paid or not. Of course, Cohen responded with a vague no, and when asked when they would be getting this information, Harper may as well have said, “I don’t know.”
So when it comes to it, the only numbers we can say for certain have enrolled because of Obamacare, is 380,000—and that number didn’t come from our deceitful Commander-in-Chief. Now, there are more enrollees of Obamacare, but because of the President’s habit to deceive, the actual number remains merely a guess.
However, whatever the number is, it surely pales in comparison to the number of those that lost health insurance because of Obama and his legacy.
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