For decades leftist journalists pushed an anti-science, anti-medical agenda to create an artificial demand for Obamacare. Most of the uninsured either did not want it or were only temporarily in tht situation. Many were Medicaid eligible but had not. The Census Bureau quesstion -- which it stopped asking once Obamacare passed -- was not a direct question of do you have health insurance, rather it was have you been without health insurance in the past year.
Obamacare screwed up the health insurance industry and now Democrats -- who screwed up health insurance -- will blame Republicans and promise to fix health insurance.
From the Associated Press:
A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.
It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered.
Democrats call it "underinsurance."
After paying premiums, many low- and middle-income patients still face high costs when trying to use their coverage. There's growing concern that the value of a health insurance card is being eaten away by rising deductibles, the amount of actual medical costs that patients pay each year before coverage kicks in.
"I think it's going to be the next big problem," said Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., a congressional leader on health care.
"We've got some 17 million more people covered ... but they can't access the care they seem to be entitled to," McDermott said. "It costs too much to use the care. That's the deceptive part about it."We need a party that will stand up to these lies and demand the Associated Presss get both sides. No Republican was quoted. None.