The Census Bureau also said about 28.5 million residents did not have health insurance in 2017, not statistically different from the previous year. U.S. incomes rose but inequality widened in 2017: data Remember this is the Census Bureau. They ask prepared questions. They asked these 28.5 million if they had health insurance. Answer : No. Now digging deeper...if you asked these 28.5 million A) Are you an American citizen? B) Are you gainfully employed? C) If so does your employer offer health insurance? D) Do you want health insurance? E) If so why don't you sign up for health insurance? F) If you are not employed for health reasons have you contacted Medicaid to see if you are eligible? Now these are the deeper questions the Census Bureau doesn't ask BUT foolishly people use that number as SEE we need single payer health care! So wrong... BECAUSE the below facts show that when Obama said there were " 46 million uninsured Americans"! ACA was passed because of those erroneous NUMBERS! So the Question A this person may have been part of the 10 million ILLEGALs The Question B gainfully employed but no health insurance DOESN"T MEAN the person wanted health insurance! As seen below 18 million under 34 making $50k don't want health insurance as they don't need it! And then Question F.... again 14 million people DIDN"T know they were eligible for Medicaid! BECAUSE not one single MSM dug deeper into that statement by Obama.. we have the morass we have now!