Just not for everyone: link So the only reason more people aren't without health insurance is because enough of them fell into abject poverty to qualify for Medicaid. I'll love to see how the current administration and anti-omni-healthcare types turn this into upbeat analysis. "Just lose your job or get permanently disabled and you'll get your free healthcare!" Those from the middle class all the way to the edge of the poverty line who work and have families are getting dumped on. They're forced into ignoring health issues until they become so severe that they must go the ER, after which, if they're not dead, they'll have to go bankrupt to keep the hospital from suing them for the bill they can't afford. How does this situation benefit society?