July 23, 2009 8:47AM

Yet Another Reason to Slow Down Health Reform

In support of his health plan, President Obama yesterday repeated one of his favorite alarmist claims:

If we don’t act, 14,000 Americans will continue to lose their health insurance every single day.

Really? Does the president mean to suggest that number of uninsured Americans (estimated to be 46 million) would double in nine years, and employment‐​based health insurance would vanish — without anything to replace it — within 32 years?

Or is the president not giving us the whole truth?