CBO: Obamacare Will Leave 30 Million Americans Uninsured


In September of 2009 President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on the issue of health care. He was making the pitch for Obamacare, which would become the policy highlight (or lowlight, depending on your perspective) of his first term in office. During his speech, Obama urged action because of the high number of Americans who are without health insurance.

“There are now more than thirty million American citizens who cannot get coverage,” said President Obama.

That’s an interesting figure, especially given that the CBO has just calculated that by 2022 there will still be 30 million Americans without health insurance:

(CNSNews.com) – A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance in 2022.

One of the main arguments the Obama administration made for passing the Affordable Care Act was that it would provide coverage for the uninsured.

Currently, accoriding to CBO, there are 53 million uninsured persons in the United States, including uninsured illegal aliens. The CBO estimates that in 2022–8 years after the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented–30 million people will remain uninsured.

Moreover, under Obamacare, 8 percent of legal U.S. residents will remain without health insurance in 2022, according to CBO.

By President Obama’s own standards, Obamacare will be a failure. Assuming, of course, that insuring the uninsured was the goal and not using Obamacare as an instrument to gain total government control of the health insurance industry as a stepping stone to an effective nationalization of health care.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Onslaught1066

    Would that be the “Non Partisan” CBO, that the democrats are so enamored of?

  • sbark

    You mean Obamacare wont usher in an era of total Utopia? ….You mean Emil cashnuts speaks with a forked tongue? I flabergasted that a dem’cat would even know how to lie………..I thought they were all “godly” creatures

    • Onslaught1066

      More evil than that, a Spork!

  • SigFan

    Anyone who ever believed that Obamacare was meant to be a way to give everyone access to affordable health insurance also believes in the tooth fairy and that Obama never lies. This always has been and always will be the first step to nationalized health care.

  • mikemc1970

    By President Obama’s own standards, Obamacare will be a failure.

    Obama is a failure as a president, a man, and a politician. So most everything he touches is or will turn to crap. I just pray, for the sake of his daughters, he doesn’t fail as a father too.

    • JustRuss

      Now now, as a Man, he is married to the mother of his children. Devoted from all we can tell, and a good father. Like him or not he has risen from seemingly humble roots to the highest office in possibly the entire world. There are things about him to respect.

      That doesn’t mean he isn’t a failure as President, he is. Or that he isn’t a failure of a politician, in fact he has achieved much of what he wanted thus far.

      But he is dangerous, and he is either a liar or completely deluded. He must be taken out of his place of power.

  • WOOF

    Romneycare will pick up the slack.

    • robert108

      In one State? Weapons grade stupidity.

  • robert108

    The myth of “universal coverage” is exposed. In the real world, it requires a price of zero, and an infinite supply of doctors. Ain’t gonna happen.

  • Emil Kashuntz

    How about the billions the insurance companies had to refund because they spent to much on CEO’s and administrative cost. Oh no Rob forget to mention that. Spin king

    • robert108

      Pure fantasy.

    • banjo kid

      facts would be nice instead of the normal spin or twist .

  • Emil Kashuntz

    Don’t forget how important it is that Obama care fails. If it were to succeed like social security then people would like it and the Republicans would look like greedy fools. You don’t see any Republicans who want to get rid of social security, but the phony bastards want to make sure affordable health care doesn’t work. Spinning for Jesus

    • robert108

      The obamacaretax has already failed; it was a failure from the moment obama engineered his fascist takeover of one sixth of our private sector economy, which was making a profit and hiring people in the worst months of the recession. He turned success into failure and made a huge sinkhole for our tax money.

    • sbark

      ……succeed like SS?………are you delusional?….or just high on leftist b.s.
      SS is simply a generational transfer of property…….its not insurance, and it is not a “investment”………its a ponzi scheme pure and simple

    • Wayne

      Hey Idiot, Social Security is going broke. It is a ponzy scheme. Politicians have been raiding this slush fund for decades, leaving worthless IOU’s. Keep drinking the kool aide. Do you believe everything the fairy dust sellers tell you?

  • ScottEngageAmerica

    So Americans get a huge new tax and millions are still without insurance? Can this possibly get any worse?

    • sbark

      its deja vu all over again ……..no diff. than SS and Medicare, just would happen alot quicker…

  • mickey_moussaoui

    By President Obama’s own standards, Obama will be a failure.

  • awfulorv

    Let’s say I’m relaxing in my Lazy boy and an insurance salesman rings my bell. He proceeds to tell me that he has a health insurance plan, which I must buy. If I don’t purchase his plan, irrespective of it’s worth, I’m told I will be fined and, should I attempt to throw his ass off the porch, I likely will be incarcerated, for my troubles. Dear friends, is it possible this is all a bad dream? Has my GPS gone haywire, and caused my auto to drift into North Korean space? Or have many of you, who were trusted to use the brains you were born with, installed a Bona Fide Commie as our leader? Forget the “Let’s give the black guy a chance”, that fumble has already occurred, there’s no replaying that down. But knowing what your dear Comrade has done to this point, are even a few of you, seriously, considering giving him more time to do his “End Around” our constitution, trick plays? Say it aint so, Joe…