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  • Obama: I used to say 47 million uninsured. Now, it's 30 million

    09/10/2009 6:44:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,666+ views
    examiner ^ | 09/09/09 | Byron York
    In his speech tonight, the president introduced a new number in the health care debate. Remember all those statements from Democrats, including Barack Obama himself, that 47 million Americans are without health insurance? That's no longer the operative number. "There are now more than thirty million American citizens who cannot get coverage," the president said in tonight's speech. But on August 10, at a town hall meeting, Obama referred to the "46, 47 million people without health insurance in our country…" And on July 23, he said, "This is not just about the 47 million Americans who don't have any...
  • CBO Analysis: Myth of the Uninsured : 47 million lies

    09/10/2009 6:15:17 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 826+ views
    CBO Testimony The Uninsured and Rising Health Insurance Premiums ^ | March 9, 2004 | Douglas Holtz-Eakin Director
    Chairman Johnson and Members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to be here today to discuss the characteristics of people without health insurance and the relationship between health insurance premiums and insurance coverage. Although more than 240 million people in the United States have health insurance today through a variety of private and public sources, millions of others do not; and the percentage of Americans who are uninsured has risen in each of the last two years for which information is available. In my testimony today, I will discuss some important characteristics of the uninsured population that have received...