DavidHunnicutt.com just wrote an article putting the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation study on the uninsured in the U.S. in perspective. 46,100,000 out of 300,000,000 people in this country are without health insurance. Leaving 15% of the population, or 1 in 6, uninsured. If you factor out the number of Americans over age 65, the number jumps to 19%, or 1 in 5 without health insurance. Here is a better perspective on the size of that number:
The 46,100,000 U.S. citizens presently living without health insurance is roughly equivalent to the entire population residing in America’s 51 most populated cities.
Wow! I did some math on the number of people without health insurance in Colorado as-well. The number of uninsured in Colorado at any given time is around 700,000. The population of Denver (557,917) + the population of Fort Collins (128,026) = 685,943. 17% of the overall population are without health insurance in Colorado.