Health care reform is an essential part of restoring America’s overall economy and the finances of working families.
15.3% of Americans lack health insurance
23% forgo necessary care every year due to cost
22,000 uninsured adults die prematurely each year as a direct result of lacking access to care
Health insurance premiums have increased 117% for families and individuals in the last decade
Health insurance premiums have increased 119% for employers in the last decade
I have been surprised that the automakers haven’t screamed for healthcare reform because
$1525 of the price of every GM auto is due to healthcare costs
New American Foundation:
We must reform our struggling health care system not in spite of our economic crisis, but rather because of the impact healthcare has on the American economy
Healthcare reform has to happen now, not only because it is a social justice issue, but because it is a central economic issue as well. It really can go a long way toward forestalling death and help personal and societal financial dis-ease.