“Consensus Emerging On Universal Healthcare” Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times engages in junk journalism reporting that there are 46 million uninsured Americans but does not address in the story, the estimated number of those who are in the country illegally.  Also, the story fails to look at the number of people who can afford insurance but are choosing not to obain it.  Is it wise to change an entire healthcare system without first understanding who is actually uninsured?


2 Responses to ““Consensus Emerging On Universal Healthcare” Los Angeles Times”

  1. Are you saying the 46 million uninsured are illegal Mexicans? What stats are you using to say the people who can afford insurance aren’t buying it? You’re saying they don’t want it but can afford it because…? Methinks you’re a hack…

  2. jjchronicles Says:

    It is important to have accurate answers to those questions as stated before an entire health care system is changed. The federal government does not have an accurate number of the total population of illegal aliens in the U.S. as stated in http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04733.pdf. It is likely a large percentage of the uninsured are in fact in the country illegally, and those who want to change the health care system should be forced to provide accurate numbers of uninsured, the percentage of illegal aliens included in that number and the number of people who could afford insurance but decided not pay for it. What is clear is that the illegal alien population in the United States is not paying income taxes as evidenced by the IRS statistics. The use of emergency rooms in the U.S. by illegal aliens who are not insured is well documented and to assume that every person who doesn’t have insurance cannot afford it – is a grand assumption.

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