News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part II
How Uninsured Americans Affect Your Care
PT. II - HOME PAGE
PT. II - CONTENTS
BUSH and the MEDIA
CIVIL RIGHTS
-- Gay Rights
THE ECONOMY
-- The Real Deficit
---- Deficit Lies
-- International Debt
---- Children Will Pay
-- Tax Cut Con Game
---- Tax-Cut Lies
------ to Small Business
---- Phony Benefits
---- Hurting States
---- Why Accepted?
---- Cuts Will Backfire
-- Low-Tax Mania
-- Move toward Flat Tax
-- Corp. Tax Dodgers
-- Corporate Welfare
---- Halliburton
-- The SUV Boondoggle
-- Unemploym't Worse
------ Comp. Denied
---- Jobs Not Created
-- Widespread Poverty
-- False Recovery
-- Stock Market
EDUCATION
-- Texas Sch. Scandals
-- Broken Promises
-- Abandoned Youth
-- College Aid Cut
-- Aid to Rich Colleges
-- Textbooks Censored
-- Acad. Freedom Denied
ELECTRONIC VOTING -- --- A Crucial Issue
ENERGY
-- Monstrous Bill
---- Allows Blackouts
---- Bi-Part. Oppos'n
-- New Energy Bill
ENVIRONMENT
-- Bush's "Eco-Speak"
---- How to Tell Lies
-- Crimes v. Nature
---- Air Pollution
---- Global Warming
---- Ozone Depletion
---- Chemical Hazards
---- Loss of Wildlife
-- States Combat Bush
---- Power Plant Suits
-- Pension Funds, Too
LABOR ISSUES
-- Worker Safety
-- Real Jobless Stats
-- Overtime in Danger
--"Productivity"
PUBLIC HEALTH
-- Poor Ranking
-- Privatized Socialism
-- Health Insurance
---- The Uninsured
------ Middle Class
-- Cost of Drugs
-- Medicare
---- A Cynical Bill
---- Favoring HMOs
---- $$ to Drug Co.s
---- Bait and Switch
---- AARP Sells Out
---- Bullying to Win
---- Australian Critique
---- Some Good News
-- Chill on Research
TRANSPORTATION
-- Amtrak
-- Mars vs. Amtrak
WAR OF IDEAS
-- Use of Language
WAR on TERROR
--'Enemy Combatants'
-- Ultra-Secret Trials
-- Homeland Insecurity
---- Funds Miss Needs
WAR on CIVIL RIGHTS
-- FBI Prying Grows
---- Targeting Protests
------ & Anti-Bush Talk
-- Computer Privacy
-- Patriot Act
---- Excesses
------ Cure - SAFE Act
---- Dangers
---- Author's Fear
---- Librarians' Warning
--"Patriot Act II"
---- Death for Protest?
---- Sneak Enactments
-- CAPPS II
---- GAO Criticisms
---- EFF Concerns
-- Guantanamo
---- Conditions
---- Legal Status
---- UK Judge's Blast
-- Torture Condoned
---- Canadian's Ordeal
-- Yousef Yee
WAR on SCIENCE
-- Scientists Accuse
---- Admin. Can't Deny
WAR on WOMEN
-- Abortion Truths
-- Notorious Photo
WAR on WORKING FAMILIES

"The Institute of Medicine estimates that $65 billion to $130 billion is lost every year in wages and benefits because of the uninsured, but if insurance was provided to the estimated 46 million Americans who do not have it, it would cost $39 billion-$69 billion a year." ---ABC News           

Christian Science Monitor
from the October 28, 2003 edition -
 
Even biggest firms now cut health insurance

Some 32 percent of employees without health benefits work for large companies, up from 25 percent in 1987.
By Alexandra Marks
Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
 
The complete article is currently (3/29/04) available on the Monitor's website at-- http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1028/p01s02-usec.html
 
Excerpt--
 
NEW YORK - The foundations of America's private health-insurance market appear to be slowly crumbling - not just for the poor, but also for working Americans accustomed to middle-class lifestyles.
 
Large employers, which since World War II have provided comprehensive health insurance to most American workers, are scaling back coverage. In a few cases, they're doing away with it altogether. ...
 
In the 1960s, more than 80 percent of US workers had health insurance through their employers. Today, in the face of skyrocketing premiums, that's down to 62 percent. ...
 
Copyright 2004 The Christian Science Monitor
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ABCNEWS.com
 
Spreading the Pain:
How Uninsured Americans
Affect Your Care
ABCNEWS.com
 
The complete article is currently (3/29/04)
 available on the ABC News website at--
[found through a Google search by article title on the date above]
 
Excerpt--
 

Oct. 24— ... Millions of uninsured Americans wind up seeking treatment in our over-stressed, under-staffed emergency rooms, where, by law, the uninsured must get treated. Ultimately, everyone who uses the health care system feels the consequences. ...

"It costs dramatically more to treat someone in this way," ABCNEWS' Medical Editor Tim Johnson said. "For instance, someone with insurance who has a cold can go see their doctor and get early treatment. Someone without insurance has to wait until he has pneumonia before he gets treatment. That can cost thousands of dollars to treat." ...

"Entire communities are being destabilized. Their health care systems, their hospitals, their doctors' practices are being affected by the cost of providing a lot of care that doesn't get compensated due to un-insurance," Kellerman said. ...


Copyright 2003 ABCNEWS Internet Ventures

 

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