As of September 2022, three public programs provide health insurance coverage to 156 million beneficiaries.
65.1 million people who are enrolled in Medicare and 90.9 million people who are enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.
In addition, nearly 17 million are enrolled in a Plan through the Affordable Care Act. According to HHS:
What does enrolling in a heavily subsidized private health insurance plan to do with “high-quality, affordable health care?” Not one thing‼️ Costs are merely masked by subsidies (unfunded debt) and nobody has a clue about the quality of care received.
Another 9 million Americans receive health care through the Veterans Administration, a minority of care is service related illness or injury. Why such care even exists beyond providing care for service connect issues and retired veterans, is a good question.