Obamacare – maybe it reduced uninsured from 30 million to 28 million

January 12, 2017 (Windy Hill Beach) — Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) says it is misleading to say that many millions more Americans have health insurance now than before Obamacare. Here’s an excerpt from his speech on Senate floor:

… when we started the whole debate on ObamaCare, there were 30 million people uninsured. Today, there are 28 million people uninsured. I think that the 30 million people was probably closer to 28 million at that time. One of the differences is some people who could not get insurance have insurance, and a bunch of people who had insurance can’t afford their insurance, and a bunch of people who have insurance can’t afford their insurance, as you heard through the debate. We want all the people who want insurance to be covered, and to be covered in such a way that they can actually get the treatment. If you have a $12,000 or $10,000 or $6,000 deductible, that may not happen.

Source: Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), “THE REPEAL RESOLUTION”, Congressional Record, January 11, 2017, p. S273

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