Debunking the 45mil ‘uninsured’ myth

Dr. Bob Newbell at Tech Central Station does so here. Money quote:

One problem with the 43-45 million uninsured Americans figure is the fact that the statistic is dynamic, not static. “[T]he uninsured population is fluid, with many people gaining and losing coverage,” reported the Congressional Budget Office on May 12, 2003, in a brief on Americans who lack health insurance coverage. “Between half and two-thirds of the people who experienced a period of time without insurance in 1998, for example, had coverage for other portions of the year.” Thus, the 40-odd million uninsured people in December of a given year are mostly a different group of people from the 40-odd million uninsured from the previous January.

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