Stats Speaking

President Obama has been pushing the health care issue very heavily. However, during his last weekly address, he stressed the urgency of health care reform with new statistics from the Census Bureau that people may not have been aware of. Here are some of the statistics Obama mentioned, and more about health insurance in America:

Percentage of people under age 65 who have gone without coverage for at least one month in the past decade: approximately 50

Number of people uninsured in 2008: 46.3 million

Number of people under 18 uninsured: 74,510

Number of people aged 18–64 with work experience who are uninsured: 189,185

Number of families without health insurance: 245,443