"Prior research examining the magnitude of uncompensated care costs estimates that the uninsured used in the range of $56 to $73 billion dollars of health care that they did not pay for in 2008, with about 2/3 of this amount attributed to hospital care"
66% of $73 billion is $49 billion, hombre. The 2/3 rds part is exactly in line with Goodman's claim, based on the study's numbers. So, that's the upper range estimate from this government study, which in turn got it's numbers from a couple of pro-socialized meds advocacy groups. The Goodman numbers were reported correctly since he was focusing on the hospital bills for purposes here of talking about uncompensated care and "cost shifting