Congress is considering several competing proposals to cover 47 million uninsured Americans. But such a big idea raises a critical question: Is the problem we are trying to solve really so huge?In an Employment Policies Institute study, former director of the Congressional Budget Office June O’Neill found that more than 43 percent, or 16 million, of uninsured Americans ages 18-64 could likely afford health insurance, making them “voluntarily” uninsured. Dr. O’Neill’s study paints a more ...

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