Republicans Darkest Fears Realized: ACA Causes Number of Uninsured to Drop Across All Ages

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According to Gallup, the number of uninsured Americans continues to drop. Republicans deepest fears have come true. With the exception of seniors, the ACA is causing the number of uninsured to drop across all ages.

Gallup has the details:

The uninsured rate for almost every major demographic group has dropped in 2014 so far. The percentage of uninsured Americans with an annual household income of less than $36,000 has dropped the most — by 2.8 percentage points — to 27.9% since the fourth quarter of 2013, while the percentage of uninsured blacks has fallen 2.6 points to 18.3%. Hispanics remain the subgroup most likely to lack health insurance, with an uninsured rate of 37.9%.

The uninsured rate among 26- to 34-year olds and 35- to 64-year olds continues to decline — now at 26.6% and 16.3%, respectively. The February Enrollment Report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlighted no significant changes in young adults’ enrollment in the health exchanges since its December report, with the cumulative total enrollment rate among 18- to 34-year-olds hovering at 25%. The Obama administration has made young adults’ enrollment in a health insurance plan a top priority, as healthcare experts say 40% of new enrollees must be young and healthy for the Affordable Care Act to be successful.

What this means in practical terms is that people across all age groups are signing. Seniors have Medicare, so they are already covered. The healthcare law is working as intended. People have more income they are paying less for health insurance, and more people are being covered.

This is all devastating news for Republicans who were certain that the law was going to collapse. They have planned their entire 2014 and 2016 election strategies on running against Obamacare. It seems that now they will be running against a law that has given millions across all age groups access to healthcare.

Republicans have cooked up the perfect recipe for failure. Things are looking good for Democrats, President Obama, and the ACA, and once the enrollment goal is met, Republicans will have officially been completely wrong about Obamacare.

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11 Replies to “Republicans Darkest Fears Realized: ACA Causes Number of Uninsured to Drop Across All Ages”

  1. That is why states like Texas Louisiana Georgia etc refuse to accept or expand medicaid. If they would get on board people would rush in and further make them look bad.

  2. A market based health insurance system with safeguards is not what conservatives want.

    Doesn’t sound correct, does it? There must be some other factor that upsets them. What could it be?

    Granted, safeguards are kind of pinko, but some of the hardcore conservatives like not having caps on coverage, or being denied coverage because they got sick before, and so on.

    So what else could it be?

  3. Almost all of the GOP political ads that are already running in Florida where I live are preaching about repealing Obamacare and trying to bash their opponents for supporting it. Every time I see them, I think that the GOP is going to regret their strategy during the elections later on this year. It was easy to demonize something like the ACA before it was implemented, but now that’s it’s in the real world and it’s helping people, that’s a harder sell. And there’s a lot of time between now and November for the realities of Obamacare to sink in in the general consciousness of voters. There’s going to be a lot of people who were helped by Obamacare who are going to be wondering why in the world the GOP is so obsessed with repealing it.

  4. Democrats should make TV Commercials showing vicious GOP Tactics to destroy the ACA!

    “Who would want this Political Party guiding America?” “They’re more concerned with helping the Rich than helping the Average Middle Class American”

  5. Why so paranoid? We’re not the creeps you’ve been told we are. The information is easily available from the statewide insurance commissioner’s offices. For example, 473,724 North Carolinians Have Received Insurance Cancellation Letters Due To ObamaCare According To The North Carolina Department Of Insurance “Twenty-one companies terminated 183,821 individual and group health insurance policies affecting 473,724 people by late October, according to figures collected by North Carolina’s Insurance Department.

    What you should be scared about is the fact that only 107,778 North Carolinians Had Selected An ObamaCare Plan As Of December 28, 2013. Note the word: ‘selected’…it’s in the cart, but not paid for.

    This typifies what’s going on across the nation. In Colorado, over 250,000 people’s insurance was cancelled, with only 50,000 selecting Obamacare.

    Louisianne cancelled almost 93,000 insureds while only 17,548 selected Obamacare.

    The list goes on. Cancellations d…

  6. The GOP/Teabaggers are using the “Repeal Obamacare” as their major Platform in 2014. Any other point is just put in as an aside. Repeal and replace, with nothing as to what will replace it. Guess they haven’t thought that far ahead, and I guess no one is supposed ask.

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