Wednesday, September 2, 2009

From Citizen K.

Health Care Town Hall Meeting

Even if you don't read the whole article, you need to read these facts...

  • 47,000,000 Americans are uninsured, including
  • 4,ooo,ooo since the onset of the recession
  • 10,000 working families a day lose insurance
  • annually, we spend $2.2 trillion (emphasis mine) on health care
  • 60% of all U. S. bankruptcies are due at least in part to unpaid medical bills
  • 80% of the uninsured work
  • the rest of the industrialized world spends $2800 per person annually on health insurance or coverage compared to $6500 in the U.S.
  • U.S. life expectancy is below that of Bosnia and Jordan
  • as a per cent of the economy, health care costs have risen from 8% in 1980 to 16% today
  • without reform, trends indicate that health care costs will be 35% of the economy by 2040
Still, read the article. Then write to those who claim to represent you.

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