The following excerpt is from an article in the Muslim Observer available here.
“Here are some facts:
National Health Expenditures (NHE), Aggregate and Share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 1960-2017
Employee Benefit Research Institute estimates from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and U.S. Department of Commerce.
Recent Census Bureau data demonstrates that the condition of the uninsured continued in 2006. According to figures released in August 2007, 47 million people — 15.8 percent of the total U.S. population — were uninsured in 2006, up slightly from 15.3 percent in the previous year. In addition, nearly twenty percent of uninsured Americans – 8.7 million individuals – are children.
Condition of the uninsured is not exclusive to any particular race nor confined to the poor. 46% of the uninsured have an income level 200% above of the poverty level.
Over six in ten (60.4 percent) of all uninsured working adults are employed full-time.”