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View Diary: US Drops to 49th in the World for Life Expectancy, Recent Study Shows Obama's Health Plan Justified (302 comments)

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  •  To Utahrd - 1 in 9 Iowans uninsured (2+ / 0-)
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    Losty, kareylou

    Are you aware of this? Thanks for your support.

    1 in 9 Iowans uninsured, Census data shows
    Census data released Thursday shows 1 in 9 Iowans were without health care insurance in 2008-09.
    http://iowaindependent.com/...

    sig... You just ran into a hardcore progressive who's just another working stiff with an MBA degree & therefore a vociferous labor union supporter [smile]

    by Democrats Ramshield on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:51:26 AM PDT

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    •  Different issues (0+ / 0-)

      The Corporate Welfare that politicians pass out so they can win the Iowa caucuses is a separate issue from health care.

      Maybe the government could subsidize skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking?  People would lose weight that way.

      •  You must of not read the study in full (1+ / 0-)
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        Democrats Ramshield

        They said losing weight isn't enough. You gotta actually have regular ACCESS to health care for preventable screenings etc. Other wise small diseases grow into big ugly things that could that kill you or might make you really sick. Eating right isn't enough. You know we need to get word out about that.

        Eating right by itself doesn't cut it. You also gonna need access to affordable prescription meds. Uninsured people can't do that. People believe this myth that diet and excise can fix everything but the new study says it doesn't work. Its just not enough.

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