Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Signing Bonus

Despite the best efforts of the GOP and the determination of Ted Cruz to repeal every word of it, Obamacare is working in that the number of uninsured people is dropping like a stone.

The U.S. uninsurance rate has hit another five-year low as Americans continue enrolling in health coverage during Obamacare’s first open enrollment period, according to a new Gallup survey. All told, the uninsurance rate in the first three months of 2014 stood at 15.9 percent, compared to 17.1 percent in the last quarter of 2013 — and the largest drops in uninsurance occurred among African Americans and lower-income people, who are among the most likely to benefit from the ACA’s financial assistance.

The ironic part is that as the survey shows, the largest drop is in groups of people — African-American and lower-income — that the Republicans have been unable to bring to their party.  Good luck with that minority outreach now, fellas.