New reports may come as a surprise to many Obamacare supporters who claim over 20 million people have been covered under the healthcare plan.
In depth data by a Heritage Foundation expert, shows that number is much less.
Heritage Foundation expert, Ed Haislmaier, released new numbers showing how many people have been covered under Obamacare since it’s implementation in 2014. According to The Daily Signal, these numbers show the total net gain of those covered from 2014 to 2016 was 16.5 million.
The data showed Medicaid coverage increased by 13.8 individuals and private coverage increased by 2.7 million individuals.
The Daily Signal reports these findings support Haislmaier’s long time claim that most of the benefits from Obamacare are directed towards Medicaid, not private insurance.
Haislmaier’s preliminary data shows that during that period:
- Enrollment in the individual market grew by 842,028 individuals.
- Enrollment in fully insured employer plans declined by 1,128,597 individuals.
- Enrollment in self-insured employer plans increased by 776,780 individuals.
- Medicaid and CHIP [Children’s Health Insurance Program] enrollment increased by 2,044,809 individuals.
His conclusion? Obamacare was designed to expand Medicaid.
Related News: Obamacare’s Staggering Effect On Jobs And The Economy
H/T: The Daily Signal
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