As I exposed in an article a few days ago, Obamacare has been designed to mirror Canada’s transition from private insurance to single payer. It does this by expanding Medicaid to cover more people and by making it easier for people to enroll in a Government run / funded healthcare plan such as Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP (Children’s Medicaid) while at the same time taking actions to make private insurance unaffordable ( I.E. requiring it to cover unnecessary things such as maternity services for men).
Yesterday I pointed out how Medicaid enrollment is proving my theory to be true as more individuals are signing up for Medicaid than they are for Private insurance in almost every state, except one.
According to an article on thectmirror.com, Connecticut is the only state in the union who is signing up more people for Private insurance than for Medicaid:
Connecticut is the only state in the country in which more people have applied for private coverage than Medicaid through the health insurance exchange, an exchange official said Tuesday.
James Wadleigh, Access Health CT’s chief information officer, said the state’s exchange has taken more than 11,000 applications for individual and small-business coverage. About 6,000 are for private insurance customers, and about 4,700 will receive Medicaid.
As part of the health law commonly known as Obamacare, the Medicaid program in Connecticut and many other states will expand Jan. 1 to cover more adults without minor children. In addition, exchanges like Access Health are selling private insurance plans that, for many people, are expected to come with discounted premiums, subsidized by the federal government.
Now before you start looking at Connecticut as a beacon of Liberty where it appears to buck the transition to single payer, allow me to pop your bubble of hope. According to the article the only reason Connecticut is not signing up more people in Medicaid now is because they started their Medicaid expansion in 2010:
A major reason for Connecticut’s unique balance of applicants, Wadleigh said, is that the state began expanding Medicaid in 2010, shortly after the health law passed. That means fewer people are becoming eligible for Medicaid in Connecticut than in other states.
It seems that Obamacare, along with the Progressive’s efforts to expand Medicaid in the states where it was rejected, guarantees that unless the Affordable Care Act is fully repealed, it will just be a matter of time before the U.S. , like Canada, completes the transition to a Communist inspired, single payer Healthcare system.
“Hope and Change” … It’s what the President sold people to get elected. Sadly he failed to explain to the America people exactly the kind of Marxist “Change”… he had in mind.