There’s a reason Republicans fought so hard against government-run healthcare for years. It’s bad news.
The government doesn’t do anything effectively, but they think controlling healthcare was a good idea? Thanks, socialism!
It is now being reported that nearly 22,000 people have died while waiting for treatment.
Anything to say, Barack? How about you, MSM?
Thanks to former President Barack Hussein Obama’s widely panned Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, nearly 22,000 needy Americans have died while hopelessly waiting for treatment that was apparently instead afforded to their less beleaguered peers, according to a recent Foundation for Government Accountability report cited by Investor’s Business Daily:
A new study finds that at least 21,900 people on Medicaid have died waiting for treatment in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under ObamaCare.
The reason, the Foundation for Government Accountability report says, is that ObamaCare opened Medicaid up to millions of able-bodied non-poor adults. That created a surge in demand for scarce Medicaid resources, forcing the poor to wait longer for services.
An insurance plan that you can’t use? That’s junk insurance.
Obamacare’s Medicaid coverage expansion initiative basically triggered a veritable gold rush, if you will, spurring millions of otherwise perfectly OK Americans to sign up for undeserved medical benefits. Now guess who got screwed in the process.
“Medicaid was designed as a safety net for the truly needy, but it’s become bloated and lost its focus,” the foundation’s research director, Nic Horton, said in a statement last month to PJ Media. “ObamaCare expansion is perhaps the best example of this: nearly 13 million able-bodied adults have been added to welfare while truly needy individuals on waiting lists die before ever getting the services they needed.”
PJ Media has more from individual states:
In Alaska, 535 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.
Under the Obamacare expansion, 289,428 people successfully signed up for Medicaid in Arkansas. There are still 3,278 people on the waiting list, however, and in the past four years 74 of them have died.
More than 3 million people (3,838,401) signed up for Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion in the nation’s largest state. Even so, another 4,088 remain stuck on the waiting list, and 384 of them died before getting coverage.
In Colorado, 3,194 people remain on the waiting list to get Medicaid coverage.
In Connecticut, 2,903 people remain on the waiting list to get Medicaid coverage.
In Illinois, more than half a million people (655,307) signed up for Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion, and another 19,163 remain on the waiting list. Another 823 people died on that waiting list.
In Indiana, 1,627 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.
A full 152,174 people signed up for Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion in Iowa. Another 8,928 remain on the waiting list, while 989 have died while on that waiting list.
Nearly half a million (466,193) people in Kentucky received Medicaid coverage under the Obamacare expansion. Another 8,190 remain on the waiting list, and 38 people have died waiting.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards unilaterally expanded Obamacare on July 1, 2016, and the state has since signed up 451,643 people. The program is grossly over budget. Despite promises the welfare program would only cost $1.1 billion in its first year, actual costs came to $2.5 billion.
In that same time period, however, 5,534 people died while on the Medicaid waiting lists. Another 73,929 remain on the waiting list, according to the report. Individuals wait up to six years and six months on average before receiving services.
Thanks so much for killing the ‘skinny’ repeal last year, Sen. McCain.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]