Public Health Insurance Keeping America Afloat

Igor Volsky notes that notwithstanding rampant conservative fearmongering about “government-run” health insurance, it’s only America’s existing government run programs that are saving us from a total insurance catastrophe. Look at the new census data:


The private system is slowly but surely failing, and only public programs are preventing lack of health insurance from spiraling out of control. But those demographic groups that are eligible for public sector health insurance are in okay shape: “In fact, the uninsurance rate declined significantly for Americans under 18 and over 65 — the two groups who are eligible for government-sponsored coverage (CHIP or Medicaid).”