Check out some numbers related to the health care bill and health insurance.
The number of Americans who will get health insurance under President Obama’s plan.
The percentage of Americans who will have health insurance under the health care reform bill.
Number of House Democrats who voted “no” on the Senate’s health legislation; 33 Democrats voted no on the companion bill that also passed the House.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bill will produce a net reduction in federal deficits of $143 billion over the 2010–2019 period.
Under the new health care legislation, dependent children up to age 26 would be eligible for coverage under their parents’ plans. Current rules, which vary by state, often stop coverage for children at age 18 or 19.
Much of the legislation will take effect in 2014, including fines for businesses that do not offer employees health insurance, and a new state-run insurance exchanges.
The most recent Census estimate indicates that in 2008, 15.4 percent of Americans were without health insurance.
A Treasury Department report indicates that between 1997 and 2006, 47.7 percent of Americans younger than 65 went at least one month without health insurance.
Congressional Budget Office, whitehouse.gov, Treasury Department