Obama Wrong about Medicaid Enrollment

p_kleyman_medicut_500x279Between one million and two million U.S. residents enrolled in Medicaid last year for reasons associated with the Affordable Care Act, according to an Avalere Health study released Wednesday…

The estimates are lower than the 6.3 million Medicaid enrollees recently touted by the Obama administration…

Further, the study estimates that around five million people will enroll in Medicaid coverage by the end of 2014, which is below a Congressional Budget Office estimate that eight million people will enroll in the program by the year’s end. (American Health Line)

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  1. Blake H. says:

    Obama distorts the truth. He has become an expert in doing so. He is willing to say whichever thing is necessary in order to support his program, either veridical or not. He is playing defense, every time someone criticizes the program he stands up to defend it, but not with facts. The President has been defending the Affordable Care Act by lying to the American people, and by criticizing the media that questions him. Obama realized he has nothing else to lose, so he will do things his way from now on.

  2. Andrea C. says:

    I am not an expert on healthcare, so I don’t really understand why having less people enrolled in Medicaid a big deal. What is the downside? I understand that is grave for a President to lie to his constituents, but is there something I’m not getting? If someone can explain, I would appreciate it.

  3. Juan R. says:

    Less people are enrolling in Medicaid; doesn’t that mean that people prefer to buy their own insurance plan, focused on what they need, rather than taking the insurance offered by the government? I mean, if it is “affordable” to by an insurance plan that covers what you require why enroll in one that doesn’t give you those options?

    • Walter Q. says:

      It could also mean that some people are excluded from Medicaid that were previously qualified. Look back to the blog entry a couple of days ago about the former Marine who was “too poor for Medicaid.” Great read.

  4. Kellogg says:

    Many factors may affect the amount of people who enroll in Medicaid. What we need to know is how many people turn to buy health insurance. I highly suspect that the figure is great.

    • James M. says:

      I would predict that the number of people signing up on the exchanges will be an overestimated number as well.

  5. Matthew says:

    “The estimates are lower than the 6.3 million Medicaid enrollees recently touted by the Obama administration”

    He has to overinflate the numbers to make it seem like ObamaCare is a success. He has no other leg to stand on.

  6. Jay says:

    Very nice menacing picture to accompany the blog entry.

  7. Andrew says:

    “Between one million and two million U.S. residents enrolled in Medicaid last year for reasons associated with the Affordable Care Act.”

    The “reasons associated” part is a big part of this statistic because the government were accounting for re-enrollments from previous years into their numbers. ObamaCare can’t take credit for people re-enrolling into Medicaid.