This is what Obama said in November, 2007: The Illinois senator claims his health care plan would bring costs down more than any of his opponents' plans. His plan would create a national health insurance program for those who do not have employer-provided health care and who do not qualify for other existing federal programs. It does not mandate individual coverage for all Americans, but requires coverage for all children. "Cost is the number one reason that 47 million Americans do not have health insurance," he said Saturday. "This is wrong, and it's why my plan does more to cut the cost of health care than any other proposal in this race." Obama said it would save the "typical family" $2,500 a year in health care premiums. "
Now this is what is being reported: Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care (continued)
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What Obama Doesn't TELL Americans about those 47 million Americans (because it would lessen the impact of his agenda):
*Over 17.5 million;38 % of the uninsured make more than $50,000 a year. And 9.1 million have an annual income of over $75,000 a year.
*Nearly 10 million uninsured aren't even U.S. citizens!
*Another 14 million of the uninsured are fully eligible for government assistance through programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP.
*70 percent of uninsured children are eligible for Medicaid, SCHIP, or both programs. And roughly 27 percent of non-elderly Americans who are eligible for Medicaid haven’t enrolled and simply live their lives without health insurance, according to the Urban Institute.
http://www.urban.org/expert.cfm?ID=LenNichols&page=2 http://www.businessword.com/index.php?/weblog/comments/2303/ http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthins.html
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