posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 08:55 AM
So back when the tax bill was passed, there were all kinds of doom and gloom predictions that millions of people were going to be kicked off their
health insurance. I personally don't know anyone who has been. I was doing some rudimentary Googling this morning looking for specific cases. You
know the media would love
to highlight a single mom or a minority family that was forcibly kicked off their insurance. I didn't find any.
I'm not saying no one has been, but if millions were supposed to be kicked off their insurance where are the stories? There are articles about how
the uninsured rate is going up, in general,
for example this one from Vox
Interestingly, many of the predictions I saw were that it would mostly hurt minority families. Did minorities switch parties all of a sudden, if,
according to Vox, most of the people "losing" their insurance have been Republicans? And are they really "losing" their insurance? I haven't seen
anything on the cause. Of course without the individual mandate, some people would just choose to not purchase insurance, so of course the uninsured
rate was going to go up, that was expected. And since it was mostly Republicans calling for the individual mandate to go away, it stands to reason it
would be mostly Republicans who would voluntarily stop buying the product once they were no longer being forced to do so.
But the prediction was people would be "kicked off" their health insurance. Is this happening? Does anyone know anyone who has been kicked off their
insurance? I will admit, I didn't do extensive searching looking for articles about people being kicked off their insurance, but I just kind of
figured it would be easy to find articles about these millions of people. Can anybody help me out?