Herman Cain wrong on Obamacare claim

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said more people are losing insurance through Obamacare than gaining it. Is that correct?
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said more people are losing insurance through Obamacare than gaining it. Is that correct?

Herman Cain’s longshot 2012 Republican presidential bid may be long over, but he’s continued to opine on national affairs. Take, for example, his recent blog post titled, "Nine facts Democrats don't want you to hear before you vote tomorrow."

The post, published Nov. 3, 2014, and forwarded to us by a reader, begins this way: "As we all get ready to head to the polls tomorrow, Democrats want you focused on the Koch brothers (that evil, fang-toothed fictionalized version, not the real ones who are excellent and highly successful businessmen) and their ‘war on women’ crapola."

The post goes on to offer nine bullet-point items that "Democrats do not want to talk about," including claims about the economy, home ownership, taxes, debt and foreign policy.

On health care policy, Cain offers this: "Obamacare is a failure! More people are losing their insurance than are becoming newly insured, and 51 percent of those enrolled in the exchanges say they will not re-up given the opportunity the next time around. Then there are the 29ers (people being limited to 29 hours a week because of Obamacare mandates) and the 49ers (not the San Francisco ones ... the businesses intentionally staying under 50 employees to avoid the coverage mandate). There are also thousands of doctors refusing patients with Obamacare coverage because they can’t cover their costs on the reimbursements, while thousands more doctors are retiring early."

That’s a lot to chew on, but we were especially interested in checking Cain’s claim that "more people are losing their insurance (due to Obamacare) than are becoming newly insured." 

Read what we found here.