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  •  Epidemiology - The US and its missing data! (0+ / 0-)

    People cant go to the doctor, diseases people have don't get documented or recorded and science can't function. This can be seen in statistics, many emerging infectious diseases seem substantially underrepresented in the US. (The only possible reason is that in the US, people are not going to the doctor, and not being treated for chronic infectious diseases they have - but which are not killing them.. yet.)

    When they do go and do have something, if its serious, they are sometimes then rewarded by not being able to get insurance, not just for themselves, but for their entire family, for as long as they are sick, not infrequently for the rest of their life.

    No wonder Americans are being killed by STRESS.

    Sometimes, when people get sick with a serious illness, they lose their job, and then the whole family goes without insurance. A wageearner becomes one of the "uninsurables", can't get care, and can't get better so they can return to work. An entire family's equity is siphoned off to pay bills, a situation that would naver happen in most other developed countries.

    The US is seen as a barbarian nation.

    Employers, terrified of being forced to give up health insurance for other workers by insurance companies using any excuse to jack up their costs, avoid hiring those approaching 40.

    Millions of Americans are in financial limbo until we have a national health plan that ends these practices.. (public option won't)

    so that the health insurance industry's interests, one tenth of one percent of us, trumps the interests of the other 300,000,000

    When will this coercive and destructive system be replaced? We need single payer, not the false promises of public option.

    People in this nation die due to lack of health care. The estimates vary from 18,000 to 100,000 a year, depending on how you measure preventable deaths

    by Andiamo on Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:25:59 PM PDT

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