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Don't blame the uninsured for high healthcare costs

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[house1] Health Care by the Numbers, House Ways & Means Committee, click here

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[nyt1] "Massachusetts Faces Costs of Big Health Plan", NY Times 16 March 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/16/health/policy/16mass.html?_r=1

[obama1] Barack Obama speech to Congress 9 Sept 2009, click here

[oneil] Who are the Uninsured? An Analysis of America's Uninsured Population, Their Characteristics and Their Health, June O'Neill, Dave O'Neill, Baruch College, City University of New York, June 2009, http://www.epionline.org/studies/oneil_09-1993.pdf

[quin1] Quinnipiac University National Poll, 5 Aug 2009, http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1357

[senat1] Baucus, Grassley release policy options for expanding health care coverage, Senate Finance Committee press release 11 May 2009, click here

[uprem] Not counting the increases in premiums for those who already have insurance due to mandates on coverage (no pre-existing conditions, denying citizens the choice of saving costs by getting policies with caps or exclusion of substance abuse or maternity, etc) the mandate forcing uninsured to buy insurance by itself comes to $1.95 trillion over 10 years. Per year it's
$195 billion = nu x ( spercent x spremium + fpercent x fpremium )
nu = 47 million uninsured
x = multiplied by
spercent = 63.3% uninsured without children [oneil Table 7]
fpercent = 36.7% uninsured with children [oneil Table 7]
spremium = $4,704 single premium [kff1]
fpremium = $12,680 family premium / 4 = $3,170/person [kff1]

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