Barack Obama and the Democrat party authored ObamaCare and rammed it down America’s throat by means devious and immoral. This byzantine legislation was made into law because, according to the Democrats, there were 40 million uninsured Americans.
In truth, the number of uninsured Americans was, um, flexible. Sometimes it was 30 million, at other times it was 50 million. Obama and his Praetorian Guard media just threw out whatever number was convenient at the moment.
Ignored is the fact that millions of Americans choose to be uninsured for a variety of reasons. Some are young, and it does not pay to purchase insurance. Some live off the grid, utterly self-reliant. And of course, there are the stupid, the mentally ill, the alcoholics and drug addicts, and the chronically clueless. Tragic creatures who cannot navigate life’s countless complexities. But the point of the floating number was always to give the impression that heartless insurance companies play a Hobbesian game in pursuit of evil profit.