You know the number one life saving discipline developed in the history of humanity? Medical science. Do you know what happens to sick or injured people when they're deprived of life-saving medical science? Mitt Romney thinks they do just fine and he's dead wrong:
A 2009 study conducted at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, and published in the American Journal of Public Health concluded that “[l]ack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44,789 deaths per year in the United States, more than those caused by kidney disease. … The increased risk of death attributable to uninsurance suggests that alternative measures of access to medical care for the uninsured, such as community health centers, do not provide the protection of private health insurance.”
A 2012 report by the health care reform advocacy group Families USA concluded that 26,100 people died prematurely in America in 2010 due to lack of insurance. That report extrapolated from a 2002 Institute of Medicine study — conducted when the uninsurance rate was lower — which concluded that 18,000 people died prematurely because they weren’t covered.
- The Skydive from space: Red Bull Stratos.
- Well, it's not the eye of Sauron, but a fairly huge eyeball washed ashore and scientists are trying to figure out where it came from.
- That's one weird planet, but it's quite a treasure:
"This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth," lead researcher Nikku Madhusudhan of Yale University said in a statement. "The surface of this planet is likely covered in graphite and diamond rather than water and granite.