The real question here is why the health of those on government "sponsored" health insurance are not healthier than the uninsured. Could it be in large part because of lifestyle and diet? If there is little difference in socioeconomic status and their lifestyles are similar, how is free or low cost insurance going to help. People don't start living a "healthier" life because they can go to a doctor for little or no cost. I supect they see a doctor a little more than before they insurance, but at what dicision points?