Obamacare Enforcer Sebelius Now Whines 27-28M in US Lack Health Insurance

March 13th, 2020 11:07 AM

Even the left now admits that Obamacare failed.

The former Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary who helped oversee implementation of the disastrous Obamacare law just argued that “27-28 million” Americans have no health insurance.

And that’s about 10 years after the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” was signed in 2010.

During an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box on the coronavirus, Kathleen Sebelius took time to awkwardly divert attention away from her dislike of the Trump administration’s handling of the virus to talk about health care. “The other thing we haven’t talked about at all-- There’s a lot of conversation about what insurance companies will or will not pay for them without copays and deductibles. We have 27, 28 million Americans who have no health insurance at all. Where do they get tested? They don’t have a primary care doctor. Where do they go?” she asked.

This is the same Sebelius who said Jan. 4, 2017, that Obamacare was “absolutely working for a lot of people.” Has she now reversed course?

Could this have been a Freudian slip or an involuntary admission that her boss, former President Barack Obama, was not forthcoming when he said, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it”? Lefty outlet Politifact even rated that Obama statement “Lie of the year” in 2013. Obama also said in 2009 that “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.”

Obama had also reportedly stated: “I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year,” according to Politifact in 2012.

In Sept. 2019, President and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute Sally Pipes clapped back at Obamacare apologists who were blaming President Donald Trump for the rise in uninsured individuals reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Fox News opinion writer Sally Pipes wrote:

[A] look at the actual data indicates that ObamaCare itself is driving people into the ranks of the uninsured. Sky-high premiums on the exchanges have priced millions of middle-class families out of the insurance market,” [emphasis added].