example, a person who was uninsured
from August 1, 2006, to April 1, 2007. This
person would not be counted as uninsured in
either 2006 or 2007 by the Census Bureau’s
Current Population Survey [the 47 million]. Similarly, a
person who was uninsured from January 1,
2006, until November 1, 2007—22 months
without health insurance—would be counted
by the Census Bureau as uninsured in 2006
but not counted as uninsured in 2007 (even
though the person was uninsured for 10 months of 2007)."
• On average, uninsured persons use one-half to two-thirds the number and value of services compared with their privately insured counterparts and are more likely to use no health services at all.