Despite Calls to Start Over, Us Health System Covers 90%


By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Associated Press, July 28, 2019

Politicians are depicting a system in meltdown, but the numbers tell a different story, not as dire and more nuanced. Government surveys show that about 90% of the population has coverage. Independent experts estimate that more than one-half of the roughly 30 million uninsured people in the country are eligible for health insurance through existing programs. The bigger issue than lack of coverage seems to be that many people with insurance are struggling to pay their deductibles and copays. Click here to read more.