The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one in five adults in the U.S. do not have any health insurance at all. This equates to approximately 40 million people with no insurance. In 2005, however, 81% of women ages 18-64 did have at least some health insurance.
In addition to those without any insurance, it is also estimated that 20 million people with insurance do not have adequate coverage and still cannot afford to receive care or cover the cost of their prescription drugs.
Source: Women in Business (http:/www.womeninbusiness.about.com)How many people have no health insurance
by Dr. Stephen D.
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Just for fun some day, say maybe on a slow Monday, take a poll of your friends or co-workers, and ask how many people they think do not have health insurance in America. The answer will, no doubt surprise and sadden you. The common response is somewhere around 40-60% of the population. This is sad because it shows just how well the rhetoric machine can influence the uninformed. It is surprising because the actual number is lower than 10%.
Even those on the extreme left do not claim a figure anywhere near the 40-60%. The most common scary number the left likes to throw around is that 45 million Americans are without health insurance - a number that is disingenuous, to say the least. But even that number works out to only about 15% of the population.
[Edit: The 45 Million number comes from the 2008 Census Report]
Of those 45 million that are said to be without health insurance, there are about 10-15 million people who make over $75,000.00 a year. These are folks who could easily purchase their own health insurance but simply choose not to. That brings the number down to 30-35 million, or around 10%.
[Edit: This argument neglects those people who want health insurance, but are denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions].
Of the remaining 30-35 million there are young people who feel age is on their side and are not terribly concerned about health insurance. There are children who are actually covered under Medicaid and there are those individuals who for one reason or another do not work, either through choice or through circumstances. So you can see that the number is easily less than 10% anyway.
[Edit: Even if those people are uninsured by choice, they are still uninsured and need to be counted as uninsured. Who pays if they go to the hospital and can't afford the bill?]
The rhetoric machine has been so successful that it has convinced people of a crisis where there is none. Sure it is tragic that any would be without health insurance and it would seem to make sense to come up with a way to cover that small minority. But why are we looking to place 90% of the population under socialized, government health care when they are already covered?
[Edit: We aren't looking to do anything of the sort. You are confusing health insurance with health care. Nobody has to give up their current insurance under any plan that is being considered as of September, 2009. 45 million Americans already have government backed health insurance in the form of Medicare.]
Do you truly believe that a government run health care system would be better? Do you truly believe it would be free? If you do, I would suggest you take a look at a government run health care system that already exists it is called the Veterans Hospital system. Enough said.[Edit: Again, you confuse health insurance and health care. Medicare is the correct comparison, not the VA. Medicare has lower cost and just as high satisfaction ratings as private insurance. Do you truly believe a for profit corporation, whose profit depends on how little they can pay for out for health care, will serve you better than your government?]
I dont think so ,no
no you dont have to
Yes they get insurance they have to work dont they... they get at least 500000 in cash for dental and health care......lamo
yeah they should but i dont think that they do
i dont know im tryin to work it out myself
no it's not bad it just costs alot! serriously get HEALTH INSURANCE! if you dont just a stupid cold witha doc visit will be 566$
Spine surgery can be very expensive depending on the type of health insurance you have and what it covers. if you dont have health insurance you will be expected to pay for the surgery out of pocket.
they dont because they believe that god will get them through anything
Student Health Insurance covers students in and out of school so participating in sports is not really a factor in deciding if this type of insurance is right for your children.
they dont dumbie there is no such thing
i dont know why u yelling at me!
there are a few private companies with childrens health insurance but they can be very hard to find. choose wisely and do your research so you dont hit a scam.
I am 17 years old I moved out and i need insurance to help with medication bills and I dont know what to do
i dont think so as long as they are your legal gaurdians
Contact your local county or city health department for help.
No. We as tax payers do. Although they are millionaires they dont even have a premium.
yes health care insurance provide dental coverage i think well maybe i dont know why are you asking me whyyyyyyy holy mother bejesus stop asking me thank you for asking me
Dont have insurance
In 2011, approximately 48 million people under age 65 had no healthinsurance. (The vast majority of Americans over age 65 have Medicare, though almost 700,000 of the elderly also had no insurance.) This translates to about 18 percent of the people under age 65. Under the Affordable Care Act (health reform), the percentage of people uninsured should go down by more than half.
dont smoke and drink
you jackass i was obviously trying to cheat cause i dont
Erie Insurance offers home, life, health, business and auto insurance. Many other companies also offer multiple lines of insurance. Erie promises their customers personal attention, but so do most insurance companies.
no i can not get insurance and i dont like insurace...
Yes. A company may offer a credit if you decline insurance as long as you have other coverage. If you dont have other coverage you can't opt out of insurance if offered by your company
There are free healthcare programs available if you dont have insurance. You can try City of Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion 16260 Dexter Avenue Detroit, MI 48221 (313) 876-0180