Friday, February 12, 2010

How many die due to lack of health insurance?

Hundreds? thousands? tens of thousands? hundreds of thousands?

It's one of the main justifications for Obamacare.

And, it's a lie.

Because, generally speaking, "lack of health insurance has no more impact on your health than lack of flood insurance".

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/201003/insurance-coverage-mortality

1 comment:

Tony said...

According to the market-research group Datamonitor, medical inflation is the reason for yearly increases of 8% in health insurance premiums. The steady progress in the development of new drugs, therapies and equipment used to diagnose medical conditions and the resulting costs are an obvious reason for this. This is understandable and everyone wants the latest in diagnostics and treatments. Equipment becomes obsolete with time and invariably the very words newer and improved mean a rise in cost.