Obamacare lies, damned lies, and statistics


Almost a week ago, I wrote about how the Democrats were tripping over themselves in an effort to defend the free-market-busting bridge to a single-payer, government-run health care system passed into law under the Orwellian-sounding title of the Affordable Care Act. Of course, we know this better as Obamacare.


In that piece, we learned that Obamacare was working exactly as designed, which is to say, that it is succeeding with the primary goal of its architect, Jonathan Gruber, in destroying private healthcare in order to make a way for a government owned-and-operated system.

During this transitional phase, as premiums continue to skyrocket and insurance companies drop like flies out of the unprofitable insurance exchanges, Gruber appeared on CNN in order to whitewash the truth about Obamacare’s premium hikes. In the interview he stated that 85% of Americans obtaining their insurance through the government-run exchanges receive government subsidies in order to offset premium increases, so they are unaffected. Besides the fact that 73.6% of all statistics are made up, Gruber’s numbers leave out vitally important information, and they don’t add up.

There are millions of Americans who don’t get their insurance through the exchanges, which means they are ineligible for subsidies, and therefore, are paying the full cost of these ever-increasing premiums. Of course, this is also part of the plan by making insurance outside of the Obamacare exchanges too expensive to purchase. This results in Americans being forced into the government-run exchanges.

But even if everyone currently purchasing their insurance outside of the exchanges began buying it within the exchanges, millions would still be ineligible for subsidies because they make too much money.


Even if you accept the lie that Obamacare is working, literally Millions of Americans are being left out with no solution to these skyrocketing healthcare premiums. Either they cut expenses where they can—phone, cable, FOOD—or they go without insurance and simply pay the tax fine. And even if they opt not to buy insurance, they lose because Gruber wants the penalty tax to go up as well.

Mark Twain once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” If Mr. Twain were alive today, he could have been talking about Obamacare.

Originally posted at The Strident Conservative

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