More people are covered under Obamacare but at costs that are unsustainable. However, Sandra Fluke has free birth control so we can all rest easy.
Bernie Sanders wants Medicare for All aka universal healthcare without having a clue as to how to pay for it. Unsustainable Obamacare is the path to universal healthcare. That’s where we are headed.
Hillary Clinton shared her greatest possible regret with an AOL interviewer – it was her failure to get universal healthcare passed.
“I regret we didn’t get health care back in 1993 or ’94, because we’d really be much further down the road,” she says.
“Health care is a basic right,” she says. “We are 90 percent covered, we gotta get to 100 percent, and then we gotta get cost down and make it work for everybody. And even though we didn’t get it then, we’ve got it now and I’m going to defend it and improve it.”
We are now getting a sample of what it will be like.
The government [US taxpayers] spent more on Healthcare and Obamacare programs than on Social Security, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported.
Obamacare enrollment will decline by about 40 percent from last year’s Obamacare signup. This year there will be about 13 million enrollees but thanks to subsidies, it will cost US taxpayers more. The numbers of insured aren’t moving – they’ve bottomed out. There are no new customers, no new young, healthy people.
There will be fewer customers but the subsidies will rise, and will go from 8 million subsidized people last year to 11 million people in 2016.
Healthcare spending has grown more slowly but the per-person spending on healthcare programs will grow more rapidly. As suspected, we will get less for more money.
American taxpayers will pay $18 billion more on subsidies for people who get to not pay all or some of their health insurance costs.
Mandatory health programs rose by $200 billion, double the average annual rate of increase during the previous decade. The CBO is warning against the mandatory spending programs.
The American taxpayer spent $936 billion last year on health programs including Medicare, Medicaid and subsidies related to the Affordable Care Act, a jump of 13 percent from 2014, according to the Congressional Budget Office, for the first time exceeding Social Security which is barely sustainable.
Spending on Social Security, in contrast, totaled $882 billion, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported.