It’s all about the numbers on the day after President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress on his vision for healthcare reform.

USA-HEALTHCARE/OBAMAFirst of all there’s the number of uninsured. Obama used 30 million in Wednesday night’s televised address, considerably lower than the 46-47 million he used just one month ago.

An administration official says the 30 million does not include illegal immigrants — Obama says his plan won’t cover them.

(The whole will it or won’t it cover illegal immigrants is one of the key areas of contention, with many Republicans adamantly opposed to taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal immigrants).

Then the Census Bureau came out with statistics showing there were 46.3 million Americans without health insurance last year, up from 45.7 million in 2007.