Go read the rest of the article to see why. (Hint: It has to do with the insurance companies.)
The report last week that the U.S. economy lost nearly 2 million jobs this year, and 533,000 jobs in November alone, sent shudders through our nation's households. That's the biggest one-month plunge in jobs in 34 years. "Horrendous" was how one economist put it, while others said the number of unemployed, and underemployed, could easily double over the next year.
These job losses spell disaster for our health. Millions of people are losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, joining the 46 million who already lack coverage. Millions more are finding it harder to pay their co-pays and deductibles and are scrimping on their medications and doctor visits. Many go without care, risking their health and often their very lives.
In short, affordable health care has never been more urgently needed. Yet most of the health reform proposals coming out of Washington these days won't get us there.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
"Disaster for our health"
Please go read the short opinion piece published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution entitled "There Is A Cure" by Oliver Fein. Here's how it gets started: