5 Billion will get you 8000

Posted: November 13, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Well 8,011 to be precise:

255 million: The number of Americans with existing health insurance coverage.

20 million: The number of Americans without any health coverage at all due to economic circumstances.

375,000: The number of Americans with pre-existing conditions HHS said would apply for coverage in the first year of ObamaCare, one of the main political arguments for its implementation.

8,011: The number that actually did.

So a 5 Billion dollar program that was a fierce moral imperative so urgent that it required congress to pass a program that the American People didn’t want covers 8,011 people?

Classical values opines:

To put this failure in perspective, consider the resources necessary for the federal government and the 27 states who offered their own policies to implement this measure. It’s very likely taxpayers have actually paid more for administration than enrollees have received in benefits.

Likely, LIKELY? Of course it is likely.

Lets put it another way. There are according to Wikipedia 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts., if you divide 8011 by 50 you get 160 people per state. So we have passed this to cover just over one person in every other town in Massachusetts.

Or even better there according to National Atlas.gov there are 35,000 cities and towns including the virgin islands and Puerto Rico or on Google answers they use census data to count 18,443. So that is less that one person in every other town or every 4th town depending on how they are counted.

Right now my family is on COBRA. The full price of the family plan costs $1500 with dental per month. Rather than a government program costing $624,141.80 PER PERSON COVERED. If say every other person in Fitchburg kicked in a dime in a bucket once a month it would pay for a family plan for that one guy with enough left over to get a head start on the next month.

Instead we get a government boondoggle that our children’s children will be paying for.

You wanted change with Obama? You got it!

  1. dahospitalityguy says:

    So the point is that 8000+ persons who didn’t have health insurance prior to the health insurance bill being signed into law now do.

    Sounds like a step in the right direction to me and the 8000 people.