Monday, December 24, 2007

Fifty more deaths every day

I went to the funeral of a friend yesterday. I thought of the average of 50 funerals that are held each day, every day, in the U.S. for people who had no health insurance. The National Institute of Health estimates the total as 18,000 per year.

I also thought of the hundreds of thousands who are in financial and emotional and physical stress due to the way health care is financed in America.

The average person in the United States has less health care and lower life expectancy ... at more than twice the cost per person ... as the average of ALL the other industrialized countries
of the world, who provide Health Care to All of their people.

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