Suspicious Timing of Census Bureau’s New Health Insurance Questions Helps ObamaCare
After compiling three decades-worth of responses to health insurance questions, the U.S. Census Bureau is about to implement a new version that will make it impossible to compare insurance coverage data before and after ObamaCare.
It gets better.
“An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a ‘total revision to health insurance questions,’ and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured,” reports the New York Times.
In practical terms this means “it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument.”
According to the Times, the new survey has been in the works for awhile. But there is no explanation given for…[more]
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Under the terms of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, all powers not explicitly granted to the federal government are retained by either the states or the people. Now, granted, this principle – like virtually…
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