Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Urban Institute puts the Mortality Stats of UnInsured over 100,000 in past 8 years....read more below

{Originally posted 8.19.09}
Urban Institute, puts number between 18-22,000 per year, past 8 years, 137,000. ( Click the link for the downloaded Research, here, http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411588_uninsured_dying.pdf)

page 1 of Urban Institute Report:
"The absence of health insurance creates a range of consequences, including lower quality of life, increased morbidity and mortality, and higher financial burdens. This paper focuses on just one aspect of this harm—namely, greater risk of death—and seeks to illustrate its general order of magnitude. In 2002, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimated that 18,000 Americans died in 2000 because they were uninsured. Since then, the number of uninsured has grown. Based on the IOM’s methodology and subsequent Census Bureau estimates of insurance coverage, 137,000 people died from 2000 through 2006 because they lacked health insurance, including 22,000 people in 2006."
Enigma's thoughts on this:
In the last two years we have seen massive layoffs and people lose homes and jobs, these numbers above only go to 2006. I would be very curious about what they really are at this point. From another post below, I did tabulate the loss of life under the Bush Years well over 167,000 from lack of Healthcare, and I think it is a horrific statement to our Country, worse yet, that No One has said a word about it...The Guardian did do an article below about people Dying for affordable Care...but MSM has not said a word...

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