Gov’t Health-Care Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers, 101.5M to 97.2M

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In 2012, according to data released this week by the Census Bureau, approximately 101,493,000 people in the United States got health-insurance coverage through government-run programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, military-related health-care programs, the Indian Health Service, and state-government-run health plans.

At the same time, according to Census Bureau data, there were only approximately 97,180,000 people who worked full-time in the private sector in 2012.

That means that even before the full implementation of Obamacare, there were already more people on government health-care in this country than people working full-time in the private sector.

The approximately 101,493,000 people on government health-care in the United States also outnumbered the combined populations of the United Kingdom and Canada, which, according to the CIA, currently have 63,395,574 and 34,568,211 people respectively.


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