Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day
By Scott Rasmussen
ONLY 18.7 million have OBAMACARE ... AND 6.5 million think so much about OBAMACARE "insurance coverage" they have chosen to simply pay the fine NOT to have it! So 30% are being held hostage to the 70% ... but wait ... ?
OBAMACARE IS THE POWERBALL OF THE HEALTH INDUSTRY BUT WITH UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.
August 9, 2017: The individual healthcare mandate requires every American to buy health insurance or pay a fine. In 2016, 6.5 million Americans chose to pay the fine rather than sign up for insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
The mandate has always been the most unpopular part of President Obama’s healthcare law, officially known as the Affordable Care Act. In addition to those who pay the fine rather than buy the mandated levels of insurance, 15 million people would drop their Obamacare coverage if it were legal to do so. So simple math: 17.5 million - 15 million = 2.7 million.
HOW IS CABLE TV AND OBAMACARE THE SAME?
This does not necessarily mean that these individuals want to go without insurance. Obamacare requires every insurance policy to cover a set of what it defines as Essential Health Benefits. The more benefits that a plan covers, the more expensive it is. Some people might prefer to buy less comprehensive insurance at a lower cost. For example, one option might be to buy insurance only for major healthcare costs such as surgeries or hospitalizations. Yup, I only want the sports channels NOT Home Garden, QVC and Home Shopping ... but no ... you "gotta" take the package!
WHO ARE THE UN-MOST AMERICANS?
Healthcare policy analyst Bob Laszewski believes the ongoing unpopularity of Obamacare insurance coverage raises questions about “stability in the individual-health-insurance market.” He notes that “only about 40 percent of those eligible for subsidies have signed up for coverage. In what other business or government program would such a dismal acceptance by those it was targeted to serve be considered a success?”
Laszewski was named the Washington Post's Wonkblog "Pundit of the Year" for 2013 for his coverage of the Obamacare rollout. Laszewski does acknowledge that “things may well be looking more stable if insurance-company profits are the only measure.” Hospital revenue has increased significantly since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, there has been a growing consolidation of the healthcare industry through mergers and acquisitions.
LYING WITH POLLING ... STATISTICS FOR THE MORON ...
August 8, 2017 – 84 percent of voters believe being truly American means accepting people of diverse racial and religious backgrounds
August 7, 2017 – 26 Republican trifectas: states with GOP governor and control of legislature
August 4, 2017 – 213 IRS workers rehired after earlier termination or separation for misconduct
August 3, 2017 – 5 Pivot Counties in Indiana that voted twice for Barack Obama and then for Donald Trump
August 2, 2017 – 86% of food service jobs at high risk of being automated by 2030
To see other recent numbers, check out the archive.
Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day is published by Ballotpedia weekdays at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author. Bookmark this page to check out the latest update.
Scott’s new book, Politics Has Failed: America Will Not, came out on May 9.
Ballotpedia is the nonprofit, nonpartisan Encyclopedia of American Politics.
Sign up to receive the Number of the Day in your email inbox every weekday.
Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day
Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day Archive
State government trifectas
184.108.40.206 Take Me To The End of The Internet
↑ 1.0 1.1 National Review, "Is Part of the Health-Insurance Market Entering a Death Spiral?" August 3, 2017
↑ HealthCare.gov, "What Marketplace health insurance plans cover," accessed August 8, 2017
↑ The Washington Post, "Presenting the third annual Wonky awards," December 31, 2013