The Myth of the Uninsured

The Myth of the Uninsured


The Census Bureau released a report this week, and it does some mighty powerful damage to the whole “47 million uninsured Americans” line we keep hearing from politicians. You know - those 47 million poor, down-on-their-luck, hard working American citizens who, according to Hillary!, Barack, and Johnny we need to pay for insurance for?

Well, that’s not exactly the whole story, according to the Census Bureau. They released some rather interesting facts - the two most important in my opinion being the following:

  1. Of those 47 million uninsured, 38% of them make more than $50,000 a year. Over 20% of them make more than $75,000 a year.
  2. Additionally, 27% of the uninsured aren’t even American citizens
.... “a major reason for the uninsured “problem” is our failure to enforce our border.” Now that we have concrete evidence that the health insurance “crisis” in this country is in part directly linked to illegal immigration, any politician wishing to be taken seriously on the topic of health care had better be strong against illegal immigration as well.

Comment: I personally have known people who refused to buy health insurance when offered by an employer!

Backers of health plan for kids have other motives


So ignore the politicians' rhetoric on SCHIP. Instead, look at what they approved and what they rejected. It becomes clear that expanding SCHIP isn't so much about helping poor, uninsured children get the coverage they need. Rather, it's an effort to chip away at private health coverage and move more and more people into a government-controlled health program.

The needy children, one fears, are just heart-rending props, meant to distract attention from the fact that Congress is moving ever closer to creating a government monopoly over health care.

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