Terrible advocacy masquerading as social science though it was, the new Warren study became a staple of the advocacy for Obamacare. In fact, President Obama relied on it in his 2009 State of the Union address.
But now, the Washington Post reports that a new study shows Warren’s figures to be wildly off-the-mark. The new study finds that, in reality, hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of bankruptcies among the non-elderly adults. This finding is based on hospitalizations that occurred several years before the federal Affordable Care Act expanded insurance coverageto millions of Americans.
What about the uninsured? The study estimates that hospitalizations were responsible for only about 6 percent of bankruptcies among this group.And yet those lies were used to push Obamacare, one of the most repugnant pieces of legislation ever put forth by Congress.