Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Flow of Propaganda Bilge, ObamaCare 2.0

Oh, yah. One hundred twenty-nine MILLION Americans can't be health-insured.

So sayeth HHS, sorta, kinda, or something.


...the 129 million Americans figure, which is already appearing in headlines, includes five common maladies which might result in higher premiums.

Oh, there's more!

Individuals with five common conditions – arthritis, asthma, high cholesterol, hypertension, and obesity (BMI > 35) – were included in the second measure, as were individuals who had “ever been” diagnosed with arthritis, asthma, high cholesterol, or hypertension

In addition, individuals who were currently being treated for neurotic and related disorders, stress and adjustment disorders; conduct disorders; emotional disturbances; and including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were included in the second measure, as were individuals who had ever been diagnosed with ADHD.

They forgot the common cold and minor influenza. But then nobody would believe the numbers, right?


...As the Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon points out, a 2001 study by none other than HHS noted that only 1 percent of Americans have ever been denied health coverage for any reason. And according to a just-published study in the health policy journal Health Affairs, “the fraction of nonelderly uninsured persons…who would be rated as actuarially uninsurable is generally estimated to be very small, less than 1 percent of the population.”

Obviously HHS' prior study is, ahhhh, "inoperative."

HT: VerumSerum

1 comment:

neomom said...

ummm... let me follow the logic through..

If 129 million people had pre-existing conditions that would prevent them from getting health insurance. Why don't we have 129 million people uninsured?