60% of what people? Americans? Where the heck did you get that statistic? That's 180 million Americans.Originally posted by: techs
When 60 percent of people have no health care, and can't afford it, they will not think the problem is too much government spending. They will turn to the government for health care.
According to the NCHC, the figure is 16 percent (or 47 million) of Americans are uninsured. And 40 percent of those uninsured reside in households that earn more than $50,000, so 19 million Americans can afford it but choose not to purchase health insurance. Also, 20% of the 47 million uninsured (9 million) are illegal aliens. And I won't even calculate the 30% of the 47 million uninsured that are from the invincible 18 to 24 year old age group that again choose not to purchase health insurance.
So in actuality, it's more like 6% of Americans that are uninsured because they can't afford it. Ohh the injustice...