Lack of Insurance Causes 45,000 Annual US Deaths

Here is a link to a new study which estimates that 44,789 Americans die each year because they lack health insurance. This is the study that Rep. Alan Grayson referenced when he faux-apologized for mocking the Republicans’ lack of a health plan.

This is a purely statistical study, and I am totally unqualified to assess its methodology. However, it is being published in a peer-reviewed academic journal, and was written by fancy-pants researchers at Harvard Medical School, so it’s probably a pretty decent piece of work.

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One response to “Lack of Insurance Causes 45,000 Annual US Deaths

  1. Rep. Grayson made my day. Let’s hope some of those wuss-reps grow a pair and stand up to the Republicans. We MUST reform health care; too many people dying (and forced into bankruptcy)!

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