American Medical Association falsely states "47 million Americans are uninsured"

The American Medical Association operates "Voices for the Uninsured" (, a website designed to promote their proposal of some form of universal healthcare coverage.

On their homepage and elsewhere, they falsely state "47 million Americans are uninsured". In fact, around 10 million of that number are citizens of other countries, and millions of that 10 million are probably here illegally. They don't appear to be making a related false claim similar to that made by the DNC, but that might be on one of their unindexed pages or in a graphic.

An email sent earlier today pointing this out has not been replied to at post time.


I believe this was advertised by a casting agency--looking for people with "sad stories" to tell. So it's PR.