- About 9.7 million, 21% of total, making more than $75.000 a year.
- Another 8 million, 27% of total making $50,000 to $75,000.
- As many as 14 million, 30%, who were eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), but chose not to enroll.
- Six million, 13% of total uninsured who were eligible for employer-sponsored insurance but don’t opt in.
- Recent legal immigrants, who numbered 5 million, but who may not have choosen to buy insurance, make up 11%.
- Finally, 5.2 million illegal immigrants, another 11% . who were without insurance.
- Pipes concludes, “Assuming some overlap with these numbers, there are , at most, 10 million U.S. citizens, who lacked affordable health insurance. “ This is much less “scary’ than 46.3 million, says Pipes, especially when one considers those who could not afford insurance, by law, have to be seen in hospital emergency rooms.