Gruber claims Obamacare hit its' mark of 20 million people as of 2015 but also admits that maybe they, the architect brain trust, might have missed it by this much . . . .
The rise in the Medicaid rolls has been much higher than expected. In May, 2013, CBO projected that Medicaid would grow by 12 million by 2015 and stay more or less at that level in 2016. In fact, Medicaid had grown by about 15 million by the beginning of 2016 - PolticoFor those with short attention span, all the hoopla and borrowed money spent to throw the health insurance baby out with the bath water resulted in only 15 million people on Medicaid who (presumably) could not access health care that way before.
How much has Obamacare cost?
According to the UK Daily Mail, about $50,000 for every American that gets coverage through Obamacare.
Put another way,
It will take $1.993 trillion, a number that looks like $1,993,000,000,000, to provide insurance subsidies to poor and middle-class Americans, and to pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) costs.The $50,000 per person figure is a bargain compared to the figure presidential candidate Jeb Bush spent on his failed bid to be known as President Bush III. The Washington Post claims Bush the Lesser spent $53 MILLION per delegate in his run for the rose garden
Meanwhile, back in D.C. the current president has or will spend close to $2 TRILLION dollars on his failed health care plan but will only collect $643 billion in new taxes and fees creating a $1.4 TRILLION dollar loss.
This was the plan that would not add one dime to the deficit.
Not only should we demand that Gruber return his $2.5 million in architect fees but the American voter should demand a recount on all those Obama votes cast in 2008 and 2012.