The figure would be only 94 percent of all those in the U.S., including those here illegally. However, Obama was careful to apply his 97 percent figure to “Americans,” so hes right as far as the House bill is concerned. But thats the only proposal now being considered that would achieve such wide coverage. The Senate HELP Committee bill wouldnt go as far. The CBO projected that legislation would cover 90 percent of Americans by 2015 (excluding illegal immigrants), and 88 percent of all those in the U.S. including those who arent here legally.
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