41% Uninsured in 2009 Including an Estimated 5 Million Undocumented Aliens

The Uninsured Numbers Are Bad, but Obamacare Can Make Them Worse

41% Uninsured in 2009 Including an Estimated 5 Million Undocumented Aliens

The Census Bureau’s annual snapshot out todayHeritage.org shows there were 50.7 million, or 16.7 percent of the population, without health coverage in 2009. These numbers come as the nation experiences a growing shift from private health coverage to more expansive public health programs.

Given today’s high rates of unemployment and the fact that most Americans get health insurance through their employers, the increased number of uninsureds comes as no surprise. The exodus from job-based insurance will only escalate under Obamacare.

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