Is US Uninsured Crisis a Myth?

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Progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., routinely claim that the United States is in the midst of an uninsured crisis. Just last month, the Vermont socialist lamented, “We have 85 million Americans who are uninsured or under-insured.”

But as a recent report from the Congressional Budget Office shows, this national emergency exists mostly in Sanders’s imagination.

The report estimates that 24.3 million Americans lack health insurance in 2023, which amounts to just over 7% of the country.

That might seem like an uncomfortably large figure. But consider another crucial fact. The overwhelming majority of uninsured residents — over 20 million — either have access to some form of subsidized health coverage or are in the country illegally.

Read the full article at Newsmax

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