Myth: 46 to 50 million uninsured

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    The common myth there are 46 to 50 million uninsured was ONE of the major reasons Obamacare was passed, i.e. uninformed voters thought they were helping 46 million uninsured!

    The Census Bureau's own numbers show 15.5 million are uninsured.
    198.4 million covered under private insurance
    96.1 million covered by government, Medicare/Medicaid..
    294.5 million people covered.

    310.0 million Americans minus
    294.5 million with insurance leaves
    15.5 million uninsured.

    And did you know that of those "uninsured" 5.4 million kids that ONLY need to register.

    So that truly leaves only 10.1 million TRULY uninsured and NOT the myth of 50 million uninsured used to pass Obamacare!
     
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    Table C. People Without Health Insurance Coverage

    (Numbers in thousands)

    2008
    Region Number Percent
    U.S. 46,340 15.4

    2009
    Region Number Percent
    U.S. 50,674 16.7

    NEXT...!
     
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    Good news!
     
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    Welcome to the board, Healty...

    Of course what you note is true, but, please, try to be more circumspect!

    Members of that atavistic tribe known as Liberals not only cannot handle the bare, naked truth...but are subject to the danger of early morn heart attacks when exposed to same.

    See what you've done to our good friend BoringFriendlessGuy, post #2 above....
    ...he spit his coffee all over the keyboard, and the ring through his nose nearly broke the monitor!

    Now, give him a napkin....and hold off on exposes until at least lunchtime.
     
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    nice links

    oh wait... there are no links...

    another rightwingnut shill...
     
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    that's a link to this thread, idiota.

    apparently YOU can't handle it.

    and, the TOS require links.

    have a good day, nutbar.
     
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    You didnt open it. If you had you wouldnt have just lied.
     
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    census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb11-157.html
    Census says: private insurance covered 198.4 million or 65%
    Census says govt. insurance covered 96.1 million or 31%
    Total covered by govt/private insurance 294.5 million or 96%
    I don't know about your ability to subtract but when I subtract from 310 million 2010 estimate:
    310 million minus 294.5 million EQUALS 15.5 MILLION NOT 46 million Not 50 million!

    And in that SAME census report it clearly states 9.9 million that were counted as "UNINSURED were not CITIZENS!!!! Why would WE COUNT THEM as UNINSURED??

    NEXT!!! Again.. simple subtraction destroys the MYTH!
    Please tell me you know how to add and subtract from 310 million 294.5 million COVERED!
     

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