Thursday, November 11, 2010

59 Million Uninsured!! Remember the good days when it was just 42 Million?

While Gov.-elect Scott Walker is making overtures too oppose health care reform from rolling out, and dropping as many enrollees as possible from Badgercare, more Americans are now finding themselves without health care. Now that's good timing.

There are two scenarios that could result: It's just a matter of time before Americans realize they've been sold a load of snake oil, or, they'll blame "Obamacare" for the increased numbers of uninsured. Ed Schultz points out the numbers: (news you can use): As per the records of a study published this week, a total of 59 million people in the US were living without any kind of health insurance during the first quarter of the current year.

In comparison with last year's statistics the figure of uninsured Americans has gone up by 400,000 which is almost an addition of 3 million since the year 2008. During 2008 about 56 million US citizens were not having health insurance according to the study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The number of people who don't have health insurance in the US have a 7 times higher chance to forgo health care because of the expenses incurred, in comparison to those who are insured. The end result will be an increase in bad health and higher medical expenses in the longer term.
Based on their study, people who are over the poverty level are half of the uninsured people.

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