According to Whitehouse.gov, "there´s some great news from a Department of Health and Human Services report... Thanks to Obamacare, half of young adults between age 18 and 34 who are single and uninsured can get health coverage for $50/month or less." There are two problems with the claim. First, the actual percentage, according to HHS figures, of 18-34 year olds who qualify for the $50/month rate is not "half" but 2.9%. The numbers are 1.3 million out of 44.2 million. Secondly, the $50/month rate is not a market price but one that is subsidized by an expanded government entitlement....◼ NJ College Students Lose Low Cost Coverage Thanks To ObamaCare Regs - Dan Riehl/'The Conversation'/Breitbart
The discrepancy between 46% and 2.9% is due to the limiting filters placed on the age 18-34 population. HHS counted only:
1.Those who are "Medicaid and Marketplace eligible."MORE at the link.
Along with documenting the many technical failures of Obama´s so called signature website Healthcare.gov, this CBS New York item reports the Obama sticker shock many Garden State college students now face thanks to the increasingly misleadingly named Affordable Care Act.◼ Obamacare woes frustrating Democrats´ 2014 prospects - Reuters
As if that matters, when weighed against the millions of people losing their jobs, their health insurance, and facing skyrocketing costs of living.◼ Obamacare website to be down again for maintenance late Saturday - Reuters
◼ Winners and Losers: ObamaCare Exposes the ´Soylent Green Liberals´ - John Nolte/Breitbart
In the 1973 near-classic sci-fi film "Soylent Green," the year is 2022 and everything the left has always wished for has come to fruition. In this society, The Few control The Many, assisted suicide is all the rage, and The Many are reassured by their townhouse-living technocrat overlords that the bulldozers dispersing their free speech and the soylent green that feeds them is all… for the greater good.
Although there were many advance warnings, now that it is too late, America is learning that under ObamaCare there are losers -- millions of them -- and almost all among the working and middle class. Up to 20 million will lose the insurance President Obama reassured them they could keep, and as the cost of premiums and deductibles spike, they will find their health care choices limited. But the only reaction to this human carnage from America's "Soylent Green Liberals" is that it is all… for the greater good.