Hope & Change: Number of Uninsured Has Increased During Obama’s Presidency

You’ve heard of “opposite day”? This is “opposite administration”:

(CNSNews.com) – The percentage of American adults who lack health insurance coverage has not only increased during the presidency of Barack Obama, but it has continued to increase since Obama signed his signature piece of legislation last year mandating that by 2014 every American carry health insurance, according to a Gallup survey released today.

In 2008, when George W. Bush was president, according to Gallup, 14.9 percent of adult residents of the United States lacked health insurance coverage. That increased to 16.2 percent in 2009, the year that Obama was inaugurated, and to 16.4 percent in 2010, the year that Obama signed his law requiring that all Americans have health insurance.

In the first half of this year, according to data released by Gallup today, the percentage of adults in the United States lacking health insurance ticked up to 16.8 percent.

Predicted Obama Administration spin: If you take away the 14.9 percent of adults with no health insurance that Obama inherited from Bush, it means that only 1.9 percent of adults have no health insurance under Obama. A marked improvement over the previous heartless administration!

No, really, Jay Carney will say something like that. Just wait.

Author: Doug Powers

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