POTUS

Obama: It Could Happen to You

Using a Treasury Department report to bolster his case, President Obama took to the airwaves Saturday to tell Americans that health-care reform would benefit more than just the uninsured. He pointed to survey data showing that 48 percent of non-elderly Americans lost their insurance for at least a month from 1997 and 2006 and warned that the economic downturn likely will boost the number even higher without legislative action. "I've heard from Americans with insurance who thought that 'the uninsured' always referred to someone else," Obama said in the address. "But between skyrocketing costs and insurance-company practices, they're beginning to worry that they could find themselves uninsured, too."