By those numbers
It appears that the title used on the chart shown on By the Numbers for March 1 was incorrectly labeled as “ Uninsured Americans by state,” (p. 42). When you add up the uninsured listed, doesn’t the total of 45,657,000 include the 15 million illegal immigrants?
Also, why was it reported that Massachusetts has 352,000 uninsured when it has a state mandate that all of its citizen be covered by health insurance? Is this the total of people who opted out?
If you use the 2008 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, you should be able to calculate that the percentage of population in the U.S. without insurance is 15% and replace the “N/A” for North Dakota, Wyoming and Vermont with 11.5%, 13.5% and 9.2%. Tom Kumura
President Kumura & Associates