The Number of Uninsured Higher Now than Before Obamacare

The passage of Obamacare went a long way in killing jobs. A good majority of Americans get their health insurance through their employers, so it only makes sense that more Americans are now uninsured than before the rotten legislation was signed into law by President Obama.

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.

That conclusion is based on Gallup’s interviews with 177,237 American adults from January through June of this year. The interviews were part of the ongoing Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey. …

With any luck the law will either be struck down by the courts or repealed by the next president.