Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rep.Grayson got it right damnit... Let's be real..People are Dying Without Healthcare...

Here on this blog, I have posted the Numbers over and over. Numbers that represent Real People that are effected by our HealthCare Crisis I will post them again in this post. The reason that Grayson said what he said was that he read the Harvard Study about 45,000 dying per year with Inadequate Health Care and Insurance. (( He was on CNN in the "Situation Room" explaining what he thinks of the Repugs, video is posted down below.))

(1) Originally in August I found research that Kaiser and Urban Institute stated that up to 22,000 Per year are Dying with No Health Insurance and inadequate care. The Truth is that the Insurance Companies ARE the Death Panels dictating Care, and cancelling care and treatments. Early September NYT published the Harvard Study that said that more than 45,000 are dying per year.

Here is the NYT Article about the Harvard Study of ALL the People Dying per year with Inadequate care and healthcare insurance....45,000 a year is alot of people. That is 123 people a day, and 6 an hour....that is alot. Think of it this way, every 12 Minutes Someone is Dying Without Healthcare....

(2) 500,000 People/a year are fighting Cancer without enough care, after their Insurance is cancelling or capping Care and Treatments.( Cancer Organizations verified these numbers).These same people are losing Homes for Care and going Bankrupt. 62% of ALL Bankruptcies are related to Medical Debt, it is the Leading Cause of Bankruptcy.

When President Obama has spoken about the Healthcare Crisis, he has admitted that 30 Million have been Cancelled by Insurance Companies. It is a Civil Rights Issue, people being cancelled for their own History or Health are being denied Care, that is Discrimination. Millions of people denied care and now at risk of Dying Young and dying without Care. Have we lost Our Moral Compass ?
Want to Thank Grayson for speaking up and out ?
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Does the WhiteHouse have it's OWN Healthcare Bill in the Works ?
Today the WhiteHouse released More Stats and Information about how badly this Insurance Crisis and HealthCare Crisis could be based on studies by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Please read the Whitehouse post.
The Actual Study that the Whitehouse is examining about how Badly we need Insurance and Healthcare reform, from Robert Woods Johnson Foundation clearly shows how the numbers will skyrocket of people without Health Care and Without ain't pretty.
Here is Grayson on the Situation Room CNN on 9.30.09 Today setting the Gang straight,Thank You to Human for finding check out his blog too, it is a good read... :

And since the Repug Ignoramuses demanded an Apology...he gave the Dead.

Another Huffpost Healthcare Horror Story...of a health professional that went through hell due to medical debt, also shows you what I have been saying for months- if you are a health professional of 20 years....good luck trying to find any work...much less a job with healthcare benefits...
Thursday Update :
Pelosi at her weekly address stated that the House Bill will have a Public Option, Period.


Human said...

A Democrat with backbone? Did hell freeze over?
The guys a real fighter.
Here he is questioning CEO ED Libby on the AIG coverup
As one can see he has his own channel.
When called to apologize for his comments, Rep. Grayson citing a Harvard study that estimates 44,000 Americans die every year because they don’t have health insurance,said: “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.”
(A worthy Christian Science Monitor article).

And this is the Man on the situation room today.(I haven't watched it yet)

Human said...

I'll call him tomorrow (all his offices) and thank him.

enigma4ever said...

you must see him in the Situation room..he rocked...
made wolf look so silly...and really called it like it is..
I need to post his kick ass the dead..

I will post the Havard link- I posted it a couple of weeks ago and sent and twittered it all over...

I will add it to the post...

thanks.. for the great links...


Human said...

I just watched it! The Mockingbirds were attacking him from all sides and he just wouldn't back down!


enigma4ever said...

oh Human...
I need to make sure you get credit for the great clip....I will go fix that right now......

( and yes, that Indian did work hard to rid his home of vermin....and yes DC is indeed full of suits...)

enigma4ever said...

FROM Media Matters::::

Lack of health insurance leads to 45,000 excess deaths annually

A new study shows that a lack of health insurance is associated with nearly 45,000 deaths in the United States each year -- or one death every 12 minutes.

Researchers conducted a survival analysis with data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and analyzed participants aged 17 to 64 years to determine whether uninsurance at the time of interview predicted death. After adjusting for age, gender, education, employment status, smoking and other factors, the authors found that lack of health insurance causes 44,789 deaths each year.

The number of excess deaths is nearly two-and-a-half times greater than previous estimates by the Institute of Medicine, which were based on older studies.

[From: "Health Insurance and Mortality in U.S. Adults." Contact: Andrew P. Wilper, University of Washington Medical School,].

Human said...

Thank you for the citation. I can't blog as much as I like to, but I'm riding high tonight!

I don't understand how Republicans can say they are "pro Life" and still block any meaningful Health Care reform.

Now I'm gonna watch the "apology" link.

Human said...

Damn!!!. He gave the facts and showed both sides of the aisle that he ain't backing down!
Peace & Night Night :)

D.K. Raed said...

I do want to thank Grayson. Thanks for posting that info.

You know there was a lot of cheering at our house as we watched him on TV today.

I didn't even notice he had used the word holocaust until some on left pointed it out. They are saying that word should only apply to the WW2 Holocaust. I disagree; it is a legitimate word that does not only refer the most famous incident.

enigma4ever said...

Usage Note: Holocaust has a secure place in the language when it refers to the massive destruction of humans by other humans.

People will die from this's a fact and they already are...

it's true....

it's Criminal if we think about it....and there will be alot of deathes because of dems and repugs that enabled the Health Insurance Companies to set up their own death panels..that is what has happened....

Milliions and Millions without Health Care or Insurance....

I don't want to die young because of this...but I know I will...

Fran said...

Only had time to watch the 1st vid, but that's great!

For all the masterful spin they have, they really are not proposing anything but more of the same....

GOP includes Baucus & the like too...
Whores for Wealthcare.

Human said...

I hope that you don't. We need good people like you in this world.

I called all of Rep. Grayson's offices. Evidently my carrier won't let me hookup w/866 #s. And the DC office is always busy for some reason :)
I did get through to the Orlando office and spoke to a nice young man. When I said that I was thankful that at least 1 Democrat has a backbone he said,
"Surprising huh? It's about time isn't it"? I agreed and said, "I bet most calls are supportive". His reply was, "Up until yesterday most were, but today it's mixed and the phones been ringing off the hook".

Every Lil Bit helps.

AArdvarker said...

Thanks for the hard work you do getting these facts about our screwed up health care system out to the public. Getting sick is so beyond anyone's ability to control.

Fran said...

Wow! I like his apology even more than the original presentation.

What is this guy doing-- channeling Ted Kennedy??

I LOVE IT !!!!!

We need someone to rant & rave & call out the bullshit.

I heart Grayson