Does ObamaCare Redistribute from Whites to Blacks?

…[T]he Affordable Care Act can be construed as a transfer of benefits from Medicare, which serves an overwhelmingly white population of the elderly — 77 percent of recipients are white — to ObamaCare, which will serve a population that is 54.7 percent minority. Over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act cuts $455 billion from the Medicare budget in order to help pay for ObamaCare.

Those who think that a critical mass of white voters has moved past its resistance to programs shifting tax dollars and other resources from the middle class to poorer minorities merely need to look at the election of 2010, which demonstrated how readily this resistance can be used politically.

Thomas Edsall (NYT), also see Bill Gardner.

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  1. Buster says:

    Why can’t people just be people? How come busybodies all have to break down everything from careers, to incomes to health status to health plans into which ethnic groups falls into which category?

  2. Adam says:

    And one need only look at all of human history to see people happily deceived by their political masters.

  3. Kevin says:

    I’m more interested to see how these programs shift wealth from the young to the old.

  4. Wilbur says:

    Not surprising considering their ultimate goal is a single-payer system, and as in all single-payer systems some groups are more equal than others.

  5. Wiliam says:

    How can 54.7% be a minority? By definition it is a majority.

  6. Erik says:

    This race baiting trial balloon seems to have popped…