Monday, November 26, 2007

Is Health Care A Matter Of Need, Or A Matter Of Want?

Is Health Care A Matter Of Need, Or A Matter Of Want? - Say Anything
Many Americans have health insurance available to them, but simply don’t take it.

For instance, some 500,000 people nationwide who are eligible for the SCHIP program (the current one, not the expanded behemoth the Democrats proposed) haven’t enrolled in it. And I don’t know about the rest of you, but I routinely see articles like this one in the media about bureaucrats trying to close the “health care gap” by getting people signed up for government programs they’re eligible for.

What’s more, while politicians like Hillary and Barack like to toss around a US Census number tabulating some 45 million Americans as being uninsured, the reality is that tens of millions of those 45 million are eligible for existing government health care programs and simply have not enrolled in them.
So, even going with conservative estimates on the number of the uninsured who have insurance available to them, the reality is that most of them really are choosing to be uninsured.

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