- Yes that number is correct, and most of those that die
are children that get no medical care in this nation, every year: Because
the nation values making war upon strangers over taking care of the most
basic needs of American citizens. The numbers claim that this is from the
lack of Health-Insurance; but that's a lie-they die because there is no
CARE being provided whether people are insured or not.
- "More than 44,000 Americans die every year - 122
every day - due to lack of health insurance. That's the startling finding
of a new study - <http://pnhp.org/excessdeaths/health-insurance-and-mortality-in-US-adults.pdf>Health
Insurance and Mortality in U.S. Adults - that appears in the
current issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
- The 44,000 dead a year estimate is about two-and-a-half
times higher than an estimate from the Institute of Medicine in
- The Harvard-based researchers found that uninsured, working-age
Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured
counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in 1993.
- "The uninsured have a higher risk of death when
compared to the privately insured, even after taking into account socioeconomics,
health behaviors and baseline health," said lead author Dr. Andrew
Wilper. "We doctors have many new ways to prevent deaths from hypertension,
diabetes and heart disease - but only if patients can get into our offices
and afford their medications."
- "Historically, every other developed nation has
achieved universal health care through some form of nonprofit national
health insurance," said study co-author Dr. Steffie Woolhandler,
a professor of medicine at Harvard and a primary care physician in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"Our failure to do so means that all Americans pay higher health care
costs, and 45,000 pay with their lives." (1)
- As a people we have disregarded history, so we repeat
the same mistakes over and over and over again: to the point that we are
now back to that place in time when vast numbers of Americans are now little
more than sharecroppers, working for the next-generation of faceless-foreign
owners that have stolen our lives. This is not ancient history; in fact
as recently as 1965 Lady-bird Johnson, wife of the then president owned
sharecroppers at the same time as LBJ was proposing his hypocritically
malevolent "War-on-Poverty." This was the LBJ that was proud
of getting into politics by using dead voters from the local cemetaries.
- Just a few years further on, from this obscenity; wages
for those that created the wealth in this country peaked, and have been
going backwards ever since; yet nothing has been done to even speak about
this crime against everyone that works. It has now become "normal"
for the corporations to actually own the lives of those that 'work for
them.' Employees are paid for only for a tiny fraction of the time they
actually spend on the corporation's behalf; and are told by way of compensation:
"The good news is that you 'still have a job!"
- Yet 'the rules' continue to change. People's personal
habits have become an unpaid part of every job. For employers; the privacy,
the time-off, the dress-codes, and hours to be worked have nothing to do
with what an employee wants; IF that employee wants to keep his or her
token job. Productivity of the wage-slaves must always rise, while wages
remain stagnant or are cut to reduce the cost of labor, while fattening
up the retirement, the bonuses and the pure profits for the owners. This
is as at least as evil as is the 'founding-fact of:
- "Taxation Without Representation is Tyranny!"
- Yesterday Pelosi offered us her solution to solve the
annual problem of 44,000 deaths a year from the government's failure to
address health CARE: However Pelosi's 1,990 pages ought to used to prosecute
her and the entire congress for this attempt to further deny Americans'
real health care: And this legislation (all 1,990 pages of it) should become
exhibit A, in her murder-trail for the deaths of all the people that her
criminal behavior has killed since Cheney-Bush took over and since she
sold-out her constituency and her duties as Speaker of the House to those
that want us dead. Beginning with her interference with the right of the
citizens to impeach a sitting president, when she so famously said "Impeachment
is Off the Table!" Incidentally under her bill the number of children
that will continue to die from the lack of health-care will continue to
rise-the only difference is that those that paid her off to craft this
crime-against every American that is not rich; make even greater profits
from our continued losses, to premature death and disease.
- Hanging is the price of TREASON in a time of war, and
when the casualty figures are as high as they are now, not only from the
WARS she was complicit in promoting, but from the much higher death toll
of the civilian population that she was entrusted with protecting-then
'hanging' is insufficient-but some direct action must still be taken to
confront & remove this woman that has betrayed this country hundreds
of times over since 2001.(When her record is consulted, she has NEVER failed
to deliver whatever the Zionists have demanded from the tax-payers of this
country): This too must finally be openly investigated.
- "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants you to read all
1,990 pages of the Obamacare plan. "We are putting it online for all
Americans to see," she announced. Most Americans will probably
not read the bill. You'll need Washington-ese decoder ring to plow through
- If you are adventurous, here is a <http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf>link
to Pelosi's "transparent" bill.
- Republican <http://republicanleader.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=152063>John
Boehner has posted the details of this boat anchor tribute to coercive
government on his website. According to Boehner, the government take-over
of health care includes: a plethora of new taxes on middle class families,
massive cuts to Medicare benefits, no protections for small business, increased
costs in the form of higher premiums, budget gimmickry to hide the massive
total cost for future generations, imposes job-killing employer mandates,
rigs the health care game in favor of a government-run insurance company,
forces unfunded mandates on the states, adds more arcane gobbledegook to
the tax code, and much more.
- In fact, the bill - excluding the creation of the Federal
Reserve and confiscatory income taxes - is the largest and most egregious
intervention of the government into the private lives of Americans in history.
- Americans for Tax Reform have posted the following points
taken from the bill:
- Employer Mandate Excise Tax (Page 275): If an employer
does not pay 72.5 percent of a single employee's health premium (65 percent
of a family employee), the employer must pay an excise tax equal to 8 percent
of average wages. Small employers (measured by payroll size) have smaller
payroll tax rates of 0 percent (<$500,000), 2 percent ($500,000-$585,000),
4 percent ($585,000-$670,000), and 6 percent ($670,000-$750,000).
- Individual Mandate Surtax (Page 296): If an individual
fails to obtain qualifying coverage, he must pay an income surtax equal
to the lesser of 2.5 percent of modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) or
the average premium. MAGI adds back in the foreign earned income exclusion
and municipal bond interest.
- Medicine Cabinet Tax (Page 324): Non-prescription
medications would no longer be able to be purchased from health savings
accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), or health reimbursement
arrangements (HRAs). Insulin excepted.
- Cap on FSAs (Page 325): FSAs would face an annual
cap of $2500 (currently uncapped).
- Increased Additional Tax on Non-Qualified HSA Distributions (Page
326): Non-qualified distributions from HSAs would face an additional tax
of 20 percent (current law is 10 percent). This disadvantages HSAs relative
to other tax-free accounts (e.g. IRAs, 401(k)s, 529 plans, etc."
- How many more people must die to appease the appetites
of the super-rich and the totally corrupt?
- "It estimated that lack of health insurance causes
44,789 excess deaths annually. Previous estimates from the Institute of
Medicine and others had put that figure near 18,000.
- The methods used in the Harvard were similar to those
employed by the Institute of Medicine in 2002, which
in turn were based on a pioneering 1993 study of health insurance and mortality.
- Deaths associated with lack of health insurance now exceed
those caused by many common killers such as kidney disease.
- An increase in the number of uninsured and an eroding
medical safety net for the disadvantaged likely explain the substantial
increase in the number of deaths associated with lack of insurance.
- The uninsured are more likely to go without needed care.
- Another factor contributing to the widening gap in the
risk of death between those who have insurance and those who don't is the
improved quality of care for those who can get it.
- The research, carried out at the Cambridge Health Alliance
and Harvard Medical School, analyzed U.S. adults under age 65 who participated
in the annual National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES)
between 1986 and 1994." (1)
- Is this really the best that we can do for the least
among us? If, like so many of the crimes committed throughout the last
five decades; this one too will be ignored-then this country has no real
reason to exist!
- 1) 44,000Americans Dead a Year from Lack of Health Insurance:
- 2) The State of the Nation 1966