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Americans On Medicaid Exceed Population Of UK

From CNS News:

Americans on Medicaid Exceed Population of UK

By Terence P. Jeffrey | April 7, 2014

(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at any time during fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, according to new data published by the federal government’s Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC).

Were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program it would be the 20th most populous country on earth.

"The estimated number of individuals ever covered by Medicaid remained steady at 72.7 million in FY 2013, compared to 72.2 million in FY 2012," said MACPAC’s statistical report, released on April 1.

The United Kingdom has a total population of 63,742,977, according to the Central Intelligence Agency. Thus, Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at some point last year outnumbered all of the people in the U.K..

The 72.7 Americans on Medicaid in fiscal 2013 also exceeded the populations of Thailand (67,741,401), France (66,259,012) and Italy (61,680,122), according to the population numbers published in the CIA’s World Factbook…

All of this is good news, isn’t it? At least for the Democrats, who want as many people to be dependent on government as possible. And bear in mind that, thanks to Obama-Care, Medicaid has just been expanded to cover another 4.5 million people. In fact, one goal of Obama-Care was to enroll at least 9 million more people in Medicaid.

By the way, when the Medicare/Medicaid bill was signed into law back in 1965, it was such an insignificant program compared to Medicare that Lyndon Johnson didn’t even mention Medicaid once in his very long signing speech. It was never supposed to be anything but a tiny program that only covered the most destitute of the most destitute.

Now it covers adults up 200% of the federal poverty level, and children up to 300% of the federal poverty level.

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