Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Real Numbers

Ok, I'm supposed to being doing something else, so I'll be brief. Everyone is using the wrong numbers for health care. We all know the number without health insurance in the United States is at 46 million people, but here's what you don't hear. 38 million are on MedicAid, and 41 million are on MediCare. That means that 125 million Americans are either without health insurance or on government assistance for health care. That's over 1/2 of the population folks.

SOURCES (sorry, I used Lexis-Nexis, no links)
The Washington Post

October 10, 2005 Monday
Correction Appended
Final Edition

HEADLINE: Medicare Drug Benefit Outlined in Campaign;
As Enrollment Is Set to Begin, Ads and Other Outreach Seek to Educate Eligible Citizens

BYLINE: Christopher Lee, Washington Post Staff Writer

Copyright 2005 Journal Sentinel Inc.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

August 31, 2005 Wednesday
Final Edition

HEADLINE: 1 in 7 lack health insurance in U.S., census survey finds;
Number rises for 4th year in row

BYLINE: GUY BOULTON, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

1 comment:

The Manly Ferry said...

That's a really good post, cwech. I can't say I've ever thought about it in that light, but it's definitely filed away now.