Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, August 15, 2005

So what else is new?

From the Commonwealth Fund:

New analysis of the 2003 Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey reveals that an estimated 77 million Americans age 19 and older—nearly two of five (37%) adults—have difficulty paying medical bills, have accrued medical debt, or both. . . .Unpaid medical bills and medical debt can limit access to health care: two-thirds of people with a medical bill or debt problem went without needed care because of cost—nearly three times the rate of those without these financial problems.

Report available here.

But actually doing something about this problem would be blasphemy. Jesus says the Free Market will take care of it.

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