The link above goes to Megan McArdle's post on the sudden decline in the uninsured from 47 million to 30 million in the President's speech.
Now the difference is accounted for by the exclusion of aliens (illegal and legal). So this means that when they were using the 47 million figure they WERE including aliens, no? So that means that up until the speech anyone listening to the President talking about his plan to insure the 47 million uninsured "Americans" (as they were always described, meaning, apparently, only that they were residing in America) they would have had every right to assume that the President planned to insure illegal aliens, no? And unless Congressman Wilson had been given advance notice of the President's new plan he could have reasonably assumed that the plan, which had pointedly excluded any means for ensuring that the participants are not illegal aliens, did, in fact, cover illegal aliens. Am I missing something here?