The Rich Go Bare

Here is Jeff Goldsmith, writing on the Health Affairs Blog:

Perhaps the most troubling change last year was the growing affluence of the uninsured population. The number of uninsured people with household incomes under $50,000 fell by almost 1.2 million, while those earning more than $50,000 essentially remained flat. Those with household incomes over $50,000 – the top half of households in the country – account for 38.5% of the uninsured, continuing a pronounced upward shift in the income characteristics of the uninsured from the previous year.

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  1. Ken says:

    No matter how you slice and dice the numbers, there are millions of people out there who are uninsured by choice.