“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
That is a lie
the problem being that most of the people that are paying previously had insurance.
New York, Kentucky: FINALLY, clarity on the "Previously Uninsured" numbers! | ACASignups.net
Until now, the only hard numbers available were from New York and Kentucky, which were reporting 70% and 75% of all enrollees as not already having insurance respectively. However, these numbers included both exchange QHPs and Medicaid enrollees, which made it difficult to parse what percent of QHP enrollees only didn't have insurance prior to their enrollment.
This article is more specific: The number for NY QHPs is 59% of QHP enrollees (vs. 90% of Medicaid), and in KY is, surprisingly higher, at 75% for each!The uninsured rate is going downit is the number of uninsured that matter.
Obamacare working? Uninsured rate lowest in years, poll finds - CBS News
New health insurance marketplaces signing up few uninsured Americans, two surveys find - The Washington Post
5 second google search. only about 1/4 of the people signed up were uninsured.