Medicaid enrollment under Obamacare exploded; 110 percent higher than projected

( If President-elect Donald J. Trump needed yet another reason to make good on his campaign pledge to get rid of Obamacare, this is it.

As reported by the Free Beacon, Medicaid enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is ballistically higher than the administration and the law’s sycophantic, cool-aid-drinking supporters ‘predicted,’ meaning the burden it will place on our kids’ future has grown as well:

Under the expansion of the Affordable Care Act there are 11.5 million able-bodied adults who are enrolled in Medicaid, more than double what was originally projected, according to a report from the Foundation for Government Accountability.

In April 2015, the foundation began tracking the 24 states that expanded Medicaid. The states projected that only 5.5 million adults would enroll.

“Newly-obtained data from these 24 states shows that at least 11.5 million able-bodied adults have now enrolled in Obamacare expansion—an overrun of 110 percent or more than double projections,” the report said. “Some states have signed up more than four times as many able-bodied adults as they said would ever enroll.”

The states that have expanded Medicaid since that time—Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, and Montana—have all enrolled more able-bodied adults than projected.

Besides the fact that this disastrous law has resulted in a near-government takeover of all healthcare and has imposed a tsunami of strangling, expensive rules and regulations on the medical industry – which has in turn dramatically raised costs and cut services to patients – the country cannot afford this massive new entitlement.

In addition to his pledge to blow up Obamacare, Trump has also said he will work on reducing the massive federal debt left to him by Obama (in fact, the anointed one has doubled the national debt in his eight years in office). He can’t do that and keep Obamacare intact.

Nothing we were told about this legislative disaster known as Obamacare was accurate, truthful or legitimate. The only thing this massive law has done is further complicate a medical and healthcare industry that was already over-regulated. The end result has been predictable: Higher costs, lower quality of service and more dissatisfaction.

But if Trump and Congress don’t repeal this money pit, our kids and grandkids will suffer the consequences when the debt rises so high it crushes the economy.


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