Thursday, November 12, 2009

Veterans and health care

Here's something I found on Common Dreams today:

In honor of Veterans' Day, Physicians for a National Health Program cite appalling numbers from Harvard Medical School research: 1.4 million working-age veterans lacked health coverage last year, and about 2,266 died as a result - 14 times the number of deaths from combat in Afghanistan last year, or six preventable deaths a day. Single-payer insurance would change those numbers, they say; the current health reform bill will not.

I have one word for this: disgrace.

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