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More good health care news

As reported by CNBC:

“US says Medicaid enrollment jumps by 3 million under Obamacare

At least 3 million more people were enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP programs by the end of February than before the beginning of Obamcare sign-ups, federal officials revealed Friday morning.

That post-Obamacare number is expected to grow, possibly significantly, because February’s data is not complete, and because it does not now reflect a huge influx of visitors to government-run Affordable Care Act exchanges in March.

Those exchanges both enroll people in private insurance, and determine whether applicants are eligible for the government-run Medicaid and CHIP programs, which give health coverage to poor adults and children, at no cost to enrollees….”

In other words, for all of its imperfections and the shameless obstructionism of the right wing, millions of Americans who were previously uninsured now have health insurance and millions more soon will. This will mean improved health outcomes for millions and overall lower health care costs as millions of people stop using the emergency room as their doctor.

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One Comment

  1. George E Danz

    April 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    In the above article, More good health care news, no mention addresses who PAYS for this so-called “Free” health care. Until that is done AND agreed to by all Americans, our health care (ie. health care actually made available, paid for and provided will continue to be a staggering failure. Therefore the Title of your article should have been, “More BAD Health Care News”.

    Even the recent news that 7.1 million sign up for Obamacare is terrible news, because, again, 350,000,000 Americans need health care at some point. 7.1 million is less than 2% of the population and we don’t know how many of them are paid up or will remain paid up. A whole different system for providing, health care needs to be devised. My guess is that only INDIVIDUALs familiar with their own particular health care needs are in a position to accomplish that. Government is wholly incapable of doing that, PERIOD!