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Health Insurance Reality

Before we go spending yet another trillion dollars, can we at least be honest about what we’re talking about?

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.

Just sayin’.

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