Well, Mark Steyn conveniently breaks that number down for us in the OC Register today. The U.S. Census Bureau claims 45 million uninsured, of which:
9 million aren’t American, they’re foreign nationals;Leaving 9 million, many of whom are uninsured only temporarily - while changing jobs, for example.
9 million are insured through Medicare;
18 million in the 18-34 age group are healthy and opt to ‘risk it’;
Furthermore, CB stats show that a large chunk of the 45 million "uninsured" is quite well-to-do - not the struggling, poverty stricken lot that the universal-healthcare-pushers try to portray:
37% earn more than $50,000 a year; andSo the next time Jack Layton, Roy Romanow, the nurses union or the CBC invokes the alarming spectre of "40 million uninsured" Americans, yell ‘BULLSH*T!’ with confidence.
19% more than $75,000.