Another Clinton lie about Obamacare:
Here's Why Hillary's '20 Million Got Insurance Under ObamaCare' Claim Is BogusThe Democrats are cooking the books to support their failed healthcare policy.
Rather than use existing, long-term government surveys of the uninsured, Obama officials relied on an ongoing Gallup survey. And then it adjusted the survey results downward, supposedly to account for broader economic trends and the like.
Where Gallup's survey found an uninsured rate of 13.1% among those 18-64, the administration's adjustments changed that to 11.5%.
As a result, a good chunk of the 20 million number cited by Obama and the press comes from these mysterious data adjustments.
Other government reports, meanwhile, show a far smaller decline in the number of uninsured since ObamaCare took effect in 2014.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that the number dropped by 8.7 million between 2013 and 2014. The Census Bureau says it declined by 12.8 million from 2013-2015. The Congressional Budget Office figures that the uninsured fell by 17 million in 2015.