Among the many, many prevarications that emanate from Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, etc., is that there are many millions of uninsured Americans.
“This is not just about the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance.” – Barack Obama, July 26, 2009
Representative Earl Pomeroy has joined the ranks of those either deceptive or ignorant politicians by making claims that give a distorted picture to North Dakota citizens when the Bismarck Tribune reported that:
Pomeroy said the nation’s health care system is in need of a reform, with an estimated 47 million uninsured Americans.
Who are these uninsured? Why are they uninsured? Will the fix (ObamasCare) address what they “claim” is the problem?
Apparently, with their very large support staff, the Democrats have been unable to undertake the simple task of reviewing the U.S. Census Bureau report, “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007” which explains the true circumstances of the so called “uninsured”.
One man, able to do what none of the staff members of Democrat politicians could or would had done the due diligence toward serving America. Mark Levin, writing in his best selling book “Liberty and Tyranny” simply restates the facts ignored by North Dakota’s U.S. House representative Earl Pomeroy:
It is said by the proponents of government-run health care that 47 million people go without health care in the United States. For example, during the so-called Cover the Uninsured Week event in 2008, Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a statement declaring that this is the “time to reaffirm our commitment to access to quality, affordable health care for every American, including the 47 million who live in fear of even a minor illness because they lack health insurance…In the wealthiest nation on earth, it is scandalous that a single working American or a young child must face life without the economic security of health coverage.” This is more deceit.
In 2006, the Census Bureau reported that there were 46.6 million people without health insurance. About 9.5 million were not United States citizens. Another 17 million lived in households with incomes exceeding $50,000 a year and could, presumably, purchase their own health care coverage. Eighteen million of the 46.6 million uninsured were between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four, most of whom were in good health and not necessarily in need of health-care coverage or chose not to purchase it. Moreover, only 30 percent of the nonelderly population who became uninsured in a given year remained uninsured for more than twelve months. Almost 50 percent regained their health coverage within four months. The 47 million “uninsured” figure used by Pelosi and others is widely inaccurate.
Widely and this author might add, KNOWINGLY inaccurate.
So why does Representative Earl Pomeory either not know the facts of the 47 million claim or continue to perpetrate this fraud on the citizens?
He must not know these FACTS. Because he would never try to deceive the citizens of North Dakota.