Thursday, May 30, 2013

Free Health Insurance Numbers Grow

Record numbers of individuals on Medicaid as the count grows past 72 million. With over 48 million on Medicare and 320 million living in the US that translates into almost 40% of the population is not paying for health insurance (or is paying very little).
The 72,600,000 enrolled in Medicaid in the United States in 2012 was more than the 65,630,692 people who lived in France last year, according to data published by the Census Bureau, or the 63,047,162 people who lived in the United Kingdom.
In fact, if Medicaid was a country rather than a U.S. government program it would be the twentieth most populous nation in the world, ranking just ahead of Thailand, which had 67,091,089 people in 2012, and just behind the Congo, which had 73,599,190 people in 2012.
The country of Medicaid.
Am I the only one that finds this depressing?
In fiscal 2008, the last full year before President Barack Obama took office, there were 58,794,000 Medicaid enrollees. Since then, Medicaid enrollment has expanded by more than 23 percent.
Wonder if the president has read about this in the news? Seems that is the only way he learns what is going on in this country and especially within the government.

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