The fact is that -- since the 1980's and with the rise of cheap imported goods -- Americans have found themselves losing their employer-based insurance as employers tried to stay competitive with imports by slashing their high costs of labor. Essentially, as imports increased and people lost health coverage, the number of uninsured also increased. You can clearly see the correlation from the following two charts.
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By the way. Often times you hear that 30 million are uninsured. The chart (above) from the CDC, clearly shows that 43.3 million are going without insurance. That 30 million is a stale number from the Clinton years.
CDC: National Health Statistics Report 2009: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr017.pdf
Forbes: Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Health Plans Under Obamacare: http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/31/obama-officials-in-2010-93-million-americans-will-be-unable-to-keep-their-health-plans-under-obamacare/