Free doesn't help if you are dead
"And what is the US survival rate for people who can't afford health insurance?"
The figures were for all people in the US, insured and uninsured.
If you are implying that the death rate is higher for uninsured, that would imply the death rate for insured is even lower and the NHS is even crappier.
For ignorant morons in the UK, the US has three major " public insurance schemes, Medicare, Medicaid and Medigap.
Of course they are all going to go broke soon.
By the way, many of the "uninsured" choose to do that becasue of free choice. They spend their money elsewhere.
"At least 44% of the uninsured are uninsured by choice, and the number could be much higher than that. An Urban Institute study found that:
•One in every four uninsured persons is eligible for Medicaid or SChip, but has not enrolled.
•One in five has a family income in excess of $58,000 and presumably can afford coverage.
This is a minimum estimate. Of those who earn less than $58,000, there are undoubtedly many who can afford coverage because:
•They have access to an employer plan, (almost one in five uninsured turn down employer coverage.)
•Even if their employer does not provide health insurance, they have opportunities to work for employers who do, but choose not to.
•They are young and healthy or live in rural areas and face premiums much lower than the $9,961 annual premium assumed by the Urban Institute scholars.
•They are near retirement and can draw on assets to pay premiums until they become eligible for Medicare."