If Terrorists Killed 45,000 AmericansOctober 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Posted in crooks & liars, government, health care, political, stupidity | 4 Comments
Tags: deaths from lack of health insurance, health care reform, health insurance
A study conducted at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance found that 45,000 deaths, each year, are associated with lack of health insurance.
On 9/11 when approximately 3,000 lives were lost in a terrorist attack we were outraged. Where is the outrage over the 45,000 Americans who lose their lives each year. Is it because they die quietly without 24/7 news coverage? Is it because disease, and not terrorists, took their lives? We should all be outraged that what is supposed to be the greatest country in the world allows its people to die in this way and be doing whatever we can to make it stop. Instead we have a slew of people spouting all kinds of lies and using scare tactics to keep the status quo. Why? Is it ignorance, greed, or something else?
Nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a new study published online today by the American Journal of Public Health. That figure is about two and a half times higher than an estimate from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2002.
The study, conducted at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, found that uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in 1993. read more