Thursday, October 01, 2009
Uninsured More Likely to Die
A Harvard Medical School study recently found that 45,000 people per year die because of their lack of private health insurance. That is a 40% greater chance of dying from things like heart disease and hypertension. People without health insurance tend to let their problems go until they are acute, at which time the patients go to the emergency room. Routine care and medications could help them, but they cannot afford to take care of themselves. See the details in this article.