The fact around 40 million have no healthcare in the richest country on earth is even worse.
It's not really 40 million. Not even close really.
The Census Bueru's 45 Million number was for people who didn't have health insurance at any given time in the year. So if you didn't have health insurance for 3 days while your knew company insurance kicks in, your in that number. So, keep that in mind with the number we're left with.
Also, since it's the CB that number includes the 10-15 Million Illegal Aliens in this country. Since your So that's like 30-35 Million. Illegal aliens can't get heath insurance afterall, and wouldn't be covered under any government plan.
12 Million or so, qualify for government programs like Medicaid, Medicare and SCHIP and remain uninsured.
So that leaves you about... 28-33 Million people... except, for that thing above, noting that it's any time of the year, and not the full year.
Studies that show how many people don't have health insurance for a full year? Closer to 21 to 31 million. Of which, the illegal aliens are going to all be in that category.
So... 11 to 16 Million uninsured... assuming that NOBODY of the 12 million or so who qualify for government programs have gone without healthcare the whole year. (Which is... HIGHLY unlikely,)
Then you consider the people who just don't want health insurance......
The actual number of people who want health insurance and can't get it... is pretty much definitly below ten million, and maybe even below 1 million.
The problem is nowhere as big as people think.