Health Care Costs
Michael Canon has an interesting op-ed suggesting that that the 47 million uninsured is actually not all that accurate.
Cannon argues that the number is overstated for the following reasons,
- 20% of the uninsured are eligible for government health programs.
- 75% of the uninsured can afford insurance (the implication that they just decide not to buy it).
I have to say that even though Cannon and I share political views here I’m not inclined to merely take his word for it. Still even if he is “half right” it implies that about 40% of the uninsured either are not really uninsured or that they choose to be uninsured.
I do agree with Cannon that even if the number of uninsured is overstated and that the actually number is something like 20 to 35 million uninsured, there is still a problem with the uninsured.