Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Why Socialized Medicine May Not Be The Answer??

1 comment:

stacy said...

This is a load of rubbish. And privatised medicine is great? Over 46 million Americans have no health insurance and the Federal governments own numbers show that 10% of premature deaths (that's over 150,000 people) die because of lack of health coverage.

Here's a piece for Health News Daily:

"A study published in December found that nearly one in six Americans -- 50 million people -- now spend more than 10 percent of their income on medical expenses. That's an increase of nearly 10 million people struggling to pay their medical bills, compared with a decade ago.

And while uninsured or underinsured Americans used to live in predominantly poorer households, "the level of risk is creeping up the income scale," said Carol Pryor, senior policy analyst at the health-care advocacy group The Access Project in Boston. "The problem is becoming an issue for more and more people."

Another poll, released in October, found 25 percent of Americans admitting they were hard-pressed to pay for health care in 2006. And 60 percent of people with health insurance said they are worried about their ability to cover expenses in the future."