Monday, August 24, 2009

The Real Uninsured 

This cartoon by Michael Ramirez of Investors Business Daily shows the breakdown of the supposed 45,000,000 uninsured. As usual, it's not exactly what the media will tell you.

Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Another source that actually looks at the data for the uninsured is here. It delves into the issues of the uninsured. One Republican solution is to allow young adults, the approximate 8,400,000 listed above, to stay on their parents' policies until age 25.

While the uninsured number of 45,000,000 sounds awful, in reality, it's not so bad. Shouldn't Congress at least tackle this portion of the problem separately instead of trying to overhaul a system that has over 85% approval? Why not focus on the small numbers instead of trying to force all of us into a system that doesn't work? There's a reason Canadians, Saudis, and others from around the world come to the USA for medical treatment. After all, if we go government/public/latest label from the left, where will people go for treatment? Oh, maybe there's a separate tier for the elite.