I wrote this July 21st 2009 trying to figure out the numbers the Administration was putting out about the number of uninsured Americans. I figured with the ruling to day i would re-post it to help remind people that 'we' where tricked.
I read that President
Obama said that 46 million Americans are not insured today and that
number seemed a little off to me so I did some looking.
found that the National Coalition on Health Care (linked below) has
done some research and it appears this is the information the
Administration is using to help scare us in to spending trillions of tax
payer dollars every year.
Here are some of the highlights:
"Nearly 46 million Americans, or 18 percent of the population under
the age of 65, were without health insurance in 2007, the latest
government data available."
OH NO! That's a large portion of our population!!!
"The large majority of the uninsured (80 percent) are native or naturalized citizens."
What other kind of citizens are there? None that I know about so 20% of
the uninsured are in fact not Americans (at least not yet), so 20% of
46 million is about 9 million so really 37 million Americans are not
insured. Still a huge portion of people.
"The number of uninsured children in 2007 was 8.1 million or 10.7 percent of all children in the U.S."
OH NO THE KIDS!!! THEY NEED THEIR PROZAC!!! Wait now... If I'm not
mistaken many if not all states offer some sort of medical coverage to
uninsured children providing their parent(s) meet the income
requirements and well if you cannot afford insurance for your child
chances are you do. Based on that there goes another 7 million off of
the 46 million total. Now we are at 30 million still a large portion of
"The percentage and the number of uninsured Hispanics increased to 32.1 percent and 15 million in 2007"
At the risk of sounding non-PC here, could that fall in to the native or
naturalized citizens? Nothing changes here just because there is no
clarification on that issue.
"Nearly 40 percent of the uninsured population reside in households
that earn $50,000 or more. A growing number of middle-income families
cannot afford health insurance payments even when coverage is offered by
This is where it all falls apart really. If your family make $50,000 a
year you can afford to get insurance regardless of weather your employer
offers it. If you fall in this group then it is my humble opinion that
you would rather spend your money on other things than health care.
Which is fine you have that right just don't come to me asking me to
help pay for your liver transplant or what ever. The other possible
reason is that you may have had to switch companies and cannot get into
new insurance because of pre-existing conditions. That is a problem
which does need looked into. So okay, 40% of 46 million is roughly 18
million taking into consideration some of them fall into the
pre-existing condition category. So now we are down to 19 million.
19 million uninsured Americans that want to be insured, is still
horrible but I also wonder now many of these 19 million are left over
are on welfare and also collecting health care from the state. I think
it is safe to say about half. I am absolutely positive one could
further reduce that number with much more research that I am not able to
do because well I have already proven my point that the numbers the
President, his Administration and Supporters are quoting are outlandish.
It is a scare tactic folks, we fell for it before do let them fool us
It is possible some of my assumptions are off and welcome someone to correct me.