Friday, February 29, 2008

60 people EVERY day

Ever since I saw the January 10 PNHP Quote-of-the-Day, I have often thought of the 60 people, on average, who die every day in the United States under age 65 due to the fact that those people did not and do not have health insurance.

Whether or not you were already aware of the update of the number of deaths from 18,000 per year (50 per day) in 2000 to 22,000 per year (60 per day), please read or re-read Doctor Don McCanne's comments.

60 people EVERY day

Please remember that this number is ONLY those who die due to uninsurance. As Dr. McCanne highlights, it does not count the number who died due to underinsurance.

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