Friday, August 27, 2004
Man someone out there really doesn't like Kerry and oh man is it funny.
More Americans Have Health Insurance Than Ever Before, Group Says.
More Americans have health insurance now than at any time in recent history, says a think tank that advocates private solutions to public policy problems."While it is true that the number of uninsured has grown, it is equally true that the number of people with insurance has grown steadily for the last 15 years," said Devon Herrick, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. "Despite recent economic hard times, there has never been this many
people with health insurance."
The NCPA analysis found that households earning $50,000 a year or more account for about 90 percent of the increase in the number of uninsured over the past 10 years. And almost two-thirds of that has occurred among households earning more than $75,000 per year.
According to NCPA estimates, a growing problem is the increasing number of families with incomes above $50,000 who are becoming uninsured. Since 1993, the number of uninsured in households with annual incomes above $75,000
increased by almost 128 percent. By contrast, the number of uninsured with annual incomes below $25,000 fell by an estimated 15 percent."Being uninsured in America is often a matter of choice," said Herrick. "Most uninsured people either can afford health insurance or qualify for government-sponsored health care programs; they just choose not to enroll."