Here are some facts and graphs about the Democrat party’s beloved Obamacare.
I have chronicled the dissolution of Obamacare in post after post:
Most of the people who will lose their insurance after Obamacare is gone are those who were placed on the Medicaid rolls. Fourteen million got health insurance handed to them at someone else’s expense.
Let me ask you? What is the purpose of Medicaid? If you answered that it was to provide insurance for the “poor,” you are correct. But under Obamacare, Medicaid eligibility was greatly expanded. With an expansion of Medicaid, premium tax credits for coverage purchased through the exchanges were supplemented for those with income between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Four hundred percent of the FPL is more than the median income level in the United States. If one earns more than 50% of all Americans is he/she “poor?”
What happened to the rest of the Americans who didn’t get government handouts.
That’s the kind of tradeoff the Democrat Party loves. You pay for their largess to their base constituencies (and they “virtue-signal” the entire time; my Governor – Jerry Brown – just called me a “free-loader”).
Now let’s take a moment to look at being “poor in America.” Most Americans consider that being “poor” means one has trouble providing food, shelter and clothing for oneself and one’s family. For those in this circumstance the government should provide help. But should we provide them an air conditioner? How about a big screen TV? Or a microwave oven?
When one compares the possessions of “poor” Americans to “all” Americans one must wonder (e.g., a “poor American” lives in a larger domicile than the “average European”).
My friends, there is no limit to what the Democrat party believes is appropriate to “give,” as long as the “giving” is “given” to their constituents by not “paid for” by them.