Why do hundreds of thousands die every year WITH health insurance?

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Should we ban it?

Isn’t this the same argument as Dems use when they say “45,000 die with no health insurance?”

It’s not “because.”

In fact, there was a study done. Here are the results:

The possibility that no one risks death by going without health insurance may be startling, but some research supports it. Richard Kronick of the University of California at San Diego’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, an adviser to the Clinton administration, recently published the results of what may be the largest and most comprehensive analysis yet done of the effect of insurance on mortality. He used a sample of more than 600,000, and controlled not only for the standard factors, but for how long the subjects went without insurance, whether their disease was particularly amenable to early intervention, and even whether they lived in a mobile home. In test after test, he found no significantly elevated risk of death among the uninsured.

See that? No elevated risk of death among the uninsured?

Do some of you get that you’re being played yet?
I’d love to see reform, but should we concentrate on the common sense Republican solutions to bring down costs?

4 Comments
  1. Reply
    Due April 9th with second
    July 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    None of us make it out alive anyways

  2. Reply
    Robin
    July 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    health insurance
    and health care in general
    is mostly a scam
    for some of us to make a decent living
    off of what somebody else thinks that they need
    most of it is unnecessary

  3. Reply
    debris
    July 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    ER nurses that don’t know what heparin is…

  4. Reply
    Joe Finkle
    July 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    It’s not that people die, it’s that the death rate is significantly higher for those without insurance. Of course people are always going to die, but a significantly larger portion of an otherwise relatively healthy age group dies if they are uninsured.

    The study you pointed to is not the only one:
    “Harvard study reveals that the death rate of uninsured US adults aged 17 through 64 is much higher than for those adults who have private health insurance.”

    Although the cost of the emergency health care for the uninsured is really the bigger issue regardless. The uninsured get healthcare in the emergency room, but it’s more expensive and paid for by those of us with insurance in our higher premiums as hospitals pass off the cost to the insurance companies.

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