Friday, August 21, 2009

STATISTICS TELL THE STORY...of the Healthcare Crisis in America

The horrible part of looking at these numbers, that is so worrisome is that it does address the 6 Million People that have undergone job changes in the past 18 monthes, or the 14,000 a day that are losing Health Insurance and Healthcare. As much as no one wants to admit this, Dems and Repugs are Losing Jobs and Healthcare, and the Numbers are already bad and now they are getting worse.
More Stats,of UnInsured and how bad is the Situation, More from NCHC that will make you see how grim the picture really is......

"Several studies estimate the number of uninsured Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 46 million Americans, or 18 percent of the population under the age of 65, were without health insurance in 2007, their latest data available.1
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) estimated that the percentage of uninsured Americans under age 65 represented 27 percent of the population. According to the MEPS data, nearly 54 million Americans under the age of 65 were uninsured in the first-half of 2007. 2
A recent study shows that based on the effects of the recession alone (not job loss), it is projected that nearly seven (7) million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage between 2008 and 2010. 3 Urban Institute researchers estimate that if unemployment reaches 10 percent, another six (6) million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage. Taking these numbers together, it is conceivable that by next year, 57 to 60 million Americans will be uninsured.
The Urban Institute estimates that under a worse case scenario, 66 million Americans will be uninsured by 2019. 4
Nearly 90 million people – about one-third of the population below the age of 65 spent a portion of either 2007 or 2008 without health coverage."
More from the CDC, correlates with this data, but is from 2004/2005

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