Five easy facts about healthcare: 62% of the bankrupcies in the United States are caused by devastating medical bills. 78% of those cases were people who had health insurance, but who found themselves not covered, or not sufficiently covered, when the time came. 18,000 people unnecessarily die here every year because of a lack of insurance. (Source.) Of the top 50 richest nations in the world, the United States is the only one that does not have guaranteed healthcare for everyone. (Source.) The last Republican administration had 8 years to fix the healthcare system their way, and they decided to do nothing.

Posted: Monday August 31, 2009 by Alesh Houdek · Categories: Politics · Comment feed: RSS, atom

 

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  1. backodabus    Aug 31, 08:56 AM #  

    Send this to the Tea-party express.



  2. CL Jahn    Aug 31, 06:25 PM #  

    What’s the source for the bankruptcy data? I’d like to pass it on, but I’ll need the source.



  3. alesh    Aug 31, 08:49 PM #  

    The first Source link references the first three sentences. Sorry I didn’t make that clear. Actually it points to a NYTimes column which gives links to the specific studies.



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