Dave Gilson: 20 Obamacare Stats Republicans Don’t Want You to See
• Nearly 30 million Americans have gotten health insurance under Obamacare.
• The rate of uninsured adults has dropped to 12.3%.
Percentage of insurance exchange customers who’d previously been uninsured: 57%
• Annual number of people who would be uninsured over the next decade if not for Obamcare: 24 to 27 million
• The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate of how much Obamacare’s subsidies will cost: $209 billion less than projected
Mike Corones: Mapping Obamacare Grants: Which States Got What?
Politics makes for odd sickbed funding. When Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his plans to run for president official, the announcement came with an awkward revelation: Cruz, who has made opposition to the law his signature, would have to enroll in Obamacare.
But Cruz isn’t the only GOP presidential hopeful to hold his nose and accept some filthy healthcare lucre. As this Reuters graphic shows, since 2010, Affordable Care Act (ACA) grants have doled out varying amounts to states, from less than $10 million to over $500 million. Some of those grants have gone to some surprising places: A Reuters exclusive from Andy Sullivan reveals that Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas Governor Rick Perry collectively applied for and won at least $352 million in ACA grants.
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