We Needed A Study To Tell Us This?

Friday, 18 September 2009, 8:00 | Category : Healthcare
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People without health care coverage have a higher risk of death than those with coverage, according to a Harvard Medical School study, which found that more people die each day in the United States from lack of health care than from homicide and drunk-driving combined. But, covering those people would be socialism, which as we all know doesn’t care about people. I guess they were just lucky to have lived so long in such a state of freedom.

Largely lost in the sounds of resounding gongs and clanging cymbals is the absurdity of our health care “system”, which ties the coverage of most people under the age of 65 to their jobs (I wonder if anyone has checked to see how many Tea Party-goers receive Medicare?). For many businesses, this means that they have to worry about the state of their employer-provided health insurance policy as much as they worry about their core business. This isn’t a burden, it’s rapidly becoming a millstone. And combined with the pre-existing conditions exclusions of many policies, it chains many people to their current job. How, exactly, does that reflect the free-market economy that so many on the right claim to love so much? Alone among developed nations, we have decided that access to quality health care is not an integral part of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

One Comment for “We Needed A Study To Tell Us This?”

  1. 1loren

    Amen.

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