Skip to content

Lie after Lie after Lie. Obamacare enrollment hits 10 million - AFTER factoring in prisoners, Medicaid enrollees

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/6/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Prisoners in U.S. already have their healthcare covered while in jail by state, local taxpayer dollars

Obamacare, to put it simply, has been a disappointment. Many who have signed up have yet to send in their money. Enrollment in health care reform was only seven million until the newly stated goal of ten million was reached - but only AFTER factoring in prison inmates and Medicaid enrollees.

It must be stressed that prisoners in the continental U.S. have always had their health insurance paid while in jail.

It must be stressed that prisoners in the continental U.S. have always had their health insurance paid while in jail.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
4/6/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Obamacare, prisoners, enrollees


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The official data has 10 million people who have registered for Obamacare since the October 1 launch of Affordable Care Act.

It must be noted that percentage of those new enrollees includes prisoners in cash-strapped states that have decided to rely on Obamacare for their inmates' health insurance needs.

No child need ever go to bed hungry -- Learn how you can help!

The prisoners have been included the same way that a number Medicaid enrollees are. Twenty-six states are in the process of trying to extend medical coverage to single and childless adults who fall into certain categories.

Jail operators in half of those states are trying to do the same for their inmates.

If approved, this would mean that some emergency insurance costs would not only be covered by state while they are in prison but the coverage would extend to after they are released.

It must be stressed that prisoners in the continental U.S. have always had their health insurance paid while in jail. In the past those fees had been covered by state and county funds. A portion of those costs would be covered by the federal government in conjunction with the state and local payments.

Supporters say that the move could help decrease recidivism rates.

"When someone gets discharged from the jail and they don't have insurance and they don't have a plan, we can pretty much set our watch to when we're going see them again," Chicago's Cook County Sheriff's office spokesman Ben Breit told Bloomberg Businessweek.

The White House announced last week that there were 7.1 million sign-ups as of March 31 for private health plans through new electronic insurance marketplaces now operating in all 50 states, a total that exceeded most expectations.

Higher enrollment figures have given a boost to Obama and his Democratic allies against Republicans and other critics of healthcare reform by demonstrating stronger-than-expected demand for the benefits available under the new law.

"The increase in Medicaid enrollments across the country is encouraging," U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a government blog posting last week.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Politics & Policy

House rolls back Obama-era abortion rule, paves way for states to DEFUND abortion mills! Watch

Image of Pro-life advocates have worked hard for the opportunity to end Planned Parenthood's reign of terror over unborn children.

The House has voted to overturn an Obama rule that stops states from defunding Planned Parenthood. The rule change now means that state tax ... continue reading


Ashton Kutcher gives powerful and emotional speech against sex-trafficking before Senate Watch

Image of Ashton Kutcher spoke on behalf of sex-trafficking victims and other innocents.

Ashton Kutcher, known for his roles in "That 70s Show" and "Punk'd," is more than just an actor. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


Archbishop questions Trump's administration in face of leaked religious freedom draft Watch

Image of Will Trump honor the religious freedom executive order he claimed he would sign?

A leaked executive order draft seems to offer religious organizations the right to practice their morality without legal backlash - but one ... continue reading


Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy Watch

Image of Trump has dropped Obama's call for schools to allow transgendered students to use the restroom of their choice.

President Donald Trump's administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy, ... continue reading


Tom Price appointed as new HHS Secretary - Here's why this is a major victory for PRO-LIFE! Watch

Image of Tom Price is our new HHS Secretary, which is a major win for Pro-Life efforts.

In a victory for life, the Senate confirmed Tom Price (R-GA), early Friday morning as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price is ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.