Let’s do the Obamacare math

The major premise behind Obamacare (at least as sold to the American public) was that some 40 million Americans did not have health insurance (notice I didn’t say health care), and something needed to be done to fix that situation.  That was some three and a half years ago.  Flash forward to today.

In addition to the original 40 million without insurance, we have added another 5 million Americans who have lost their private health insurance because of Obamacare.  And that number will continue to grow as the year wears on, in spite of the President’s claimed “fix” announced yesterday.

However, we did learn on  Wednesday that approximately 106,000 people have enrolled in Obamacare on both the various states’ and the federal exchanges.

I may not be a math wiz, but it would appear to me that we are losing ground.


Posted in ,


The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. MattF on November 16, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Typical government to grossly over-estimate its goals.

  2. bien-pensant on November 16, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Perhaps Obama is going to nationalize the health insurance companies.
    Hey, that’s what other socialist countries do to solve otherwise intractable problems that get in the way of statist goals.

  3. MattF on November 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    But if we’re going single-payer, do we need a website for that?

  4. Murphy on November 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Did you mean to say we don’t a have a single prayer?

    • Dimsdale on November 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm



The website's content and articles were migrated to a new framework in October 2023. You may see [shortcodes in brackets] that do not make any sense. Please ignore that stuff. We may fix it at some point, but we do not have the time now.

You'll also note comments migrated over may have misplaced question marks and missing spaces. All comments were migrated, but trackbacks may not show.

The site is not broken.