HHS Market Research on Signing Up Health Uninsureds may Foreshadow Issues
There are some indications from a review of market research materials released by the Health and Human Services Department, as analyzed by the Investor’s Business Daily (cited below), and from Nick Gillespie at Reason Magazine, that a sizable portion of the health uninsured may be at NO, to buy their mandated health insurance coverage.
From the Investor Business Daily:
It turns out that the Democrats and the Obama administration apparently didn’t bother to investigate who these uninsured people actually are before they forced through a $1.8 trillion plan to help them.
What they’ve learned since is that more than half of the 48 million who the government says are uninsured aren’t interested in health insurance, which is why they don’t bother to buy it in the first place.
The administration now admits that vast numbers of the uninsured will be unlikely to respond to ObamaCare’s marketing pitches.
The question is, will the healthy be at NO even when mandated by law, and a subsidy is offered?
The Dems have bet the farm, politically, that the healthy uninsured will sign up.
(I believe the entire Affordable Care Act, aka, ObamaCare will succeed or fail on this question alone. Here is why.)
But suffice it to say, things are looking a little uphill on the initial research of the sign ups of the healthy uninsured.
Nothing will gel and expand the opposition to ObamaCare than increased health care costs. And the lack of healthy uninsured to offset the signups of the less healthy uninsured, will spike costs dramatically for everyone in ObamaCare health plans, which, come 2014 is supposed to be everyone that will have health insurance in the United States.