The short version:

The statistics* for the number of deaths attributable to lack of health insurance (1500 per month) are known, SO:

GIVEN that the stated political purpose of the Repugnicans is to postpone postpone postpone action on Health Insurance Reform,

AND since that their position seems to be the direct result of response to the bribes given them by Health Industry Lobbyists (Bribes aka Campaign Contributions)

HOW is that any different from murder for hire?

(Answer -- morally, ethically -- it's not)


Statistically, if you don't have health insurance coverage, you have a 25% greater chance of developing a life-threatening disease or condition than those who have health insurance. Here are some startling statistics from the National Institute of Medicine (IOM) - an educational arm of the National Academy of Sciences:

  1. Lack of health insurance causes 18,000 unnecessary deaths per year.

  2. Adults without health insurance coverage have a 25% greater chance of dying from a disease or condition than those with health insurance coverage.

  3. The nation spends $65 to $130 billon a year in lost resources because of diminished health and premature deaths relating to uninsured Americans


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