Obamacare's Aim of Enrolling Previously Uninsured a 'Failure'

Monday, 12 May 2014 06:40 AM

By Elliot Jager

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Just 12 percent of Americans say that the Affordable Care Act has been a success, according to a new CNN poll. At the same time, the percentage of newly enrolled Americans who had previously been uninsured did not increase, according to a McKinsey & Co. report. 

"Enrollment rates remained much lower among those previously uninsured than among those previously insured (13 percent vs. 90 percent in our April survey, for example)," the report said.

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President Barack Obama has urged Democratic candidates to campaign on his signature healthcare law, which, while on the books for four years, continues to be unpopular,  Breitbart reported.

The CNN poll found diminishing support for repealing the law, with 38 percent favoring revoking the legislation altogether, 49 favoring amending it, and 12 percent content to leave it as is. At one point in 2012, 54 percent wanted to see the law repealed, according to a Rasmussen poll.

Political analysts are forecasting that Obamacare will be a drag on Democrats in midterm elections and that Republican are poised for a major victory, according to Breitbart. A USA Today survey has just 41 percent of respondents approving of Obamacare and 55 percent disapproving.

The McKinsey & Co. report puts at 74 percent the number of enrollees who had coverage before Obamacare.

Only 26 percent of enrollees reported being previously uninsured – 22 percent if only those who have paid their first month's premium are tallied.

This makes the program a "failure," according to Breitbart since the stated reason for the Affordable Care Act was to give coverage to the formerly uninsured. Many enrollees simply replaced their healthcare coverage invalidated by the law with plans offered by the Obamacare exchanges, according to Breitbart.

Nearly half of the uninsured, or 48 percent, who do not plan to enroll in 2015 did not know that the individual mandate imposes a penalty for lack of coverage, the McKinsey & Co. study revealed. Still, only 29 percent of the currently uninsured said they would enroll in 2015.

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