News Re: Young Americans Support Universal Health Care
posted by June 27 at 9:23 AMon
As Dan linked in today’s Morning News, young Americans are leaning left—supporting things like gay marriage, open immigration, and universal health care.
Maybe (on the health care thing, anyway) it’s because, increasingly, according to new data from the CDC, they don’t have health care.
The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report.
Uninsured Americans numbered 43.6 million last year, a 6 percent increase from 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Almost all the increase was in the non-elderly adult population — a trend attributed to diminishing employer coverage and pricier private insurance.
The change in non-elderly adults was significant, but the overall increase was not, CDC officials said. The overall count of the uninsured has been fluctuating between 41 and 44 million over the last five years and is not really trending up, they said.