How Many People in the United States Don’t Have Health Care Insurance?
The Census Bureau says that there are 46,995,000 in the United States that are not covered by health insurance.
|Household income:||Number of Uninsured (in thousands):|
|Less than $25,000||13,933|
|$75,000 or more||9,283|
|Persons below poverty||11,523|
17.7 million of the 46.9 million people with no health insurance make over $50,000 a year.
19.1 million of of the 46.9 million people with no health insurance are between the ages of 18 and 34. That’s 42.6 percent.
15.2 million of the 46.9 million uninsured are of Hispanic origin. We can guesstimate that a large percentage of those people are illegals.
These groups all obviously overlap. There are definitely people who legitimately need health care and can’t afford it. But that part of the population which doesn’t have health care insurance is substantially comprised of these three groups.
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