Thursday, April 09, 2009

The number without health care is much smaller than reported

Obama wants a crisis in health care, so he can force a government takeover of it. So his minions are working to create the needed crisis. How? They confuse "health care" with "health insurance." The issue should be how many people are not getting the care they need, not what kind of arrangement they have to pay. They make the number much larger by talking about who lacks insurance and ignoring two important groups: (1) people who choose not to buy insurance because they are healthy and can afford to pay, and (2) people who are in between and will have it in a few months; they started a new job and have a waiting period. I did the same when I was young. I chose to take 4 months off between jobs; I didn't get insurance because I was young and healthy and after I started working I had a delay before insurance started. Doug Ross -- The curious case of 200 nearly identical MSM headlines
Data from the Census Bureau debunks the lie continually promoted by the mainstream media of the legendary 47 million uninsured Americans: • 9.5 million people are illegal aliens • 8.3 million uninsured people are those who make between $50,000 and $74,999 per year and choose not to purchase insurance • 8.7 million uninsured people are those who make over $75,000 a year and choose not to purchase insurance This leaves approximately 20 million uninsured; less than 7% of the population. Why do some people choose not to purchase insurance? 60 percent reported being in "excellent health or very good health" and purposefully decided not to buy insurance. Further, 45% of the uninsured will have insurance within the next four months according to the Congressional Budget Office. Many are transitioning between jobs and purchase health insurance through their employers. So what is the true extent of the "health care crisis" continually marketed by the big government leftists? The Kaiser Family Foundation, a liberal non-profit frequently quoted by the media, puts the number of uninsured Americans who do not qualify for current government programs and make less than $50,000 a year between 13.9 million and 8.2 million. That is a much smaller figure than the media report and is also subject to "the 45% rule", wherein that percentage will transition to new jobs within a four-month time-frame.

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