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Originally posted by noangels
That MEP laura must be feathering his nest by offering his services to the american media.I had a lot of respect for him when he called out Gordon Brown for what he realy is.
He has now lost all that respect by his silly outburst on the NHS that also alows the labour spin machine to paint the whole of the conservative party in the same colours.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I wasn't going to make this thread but I decided to because I don't know enough of how the UK works in this matter however I would like to know more and what other people's opinions are.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Several studies estimate the number of uninsured Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 46 million Americans, or 18 percent of the population under the age of 65, were without health insurance in 2007, their latest data available.1
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) estimated that the percentage of uninsured Americans under age 65 represented 27 percent of the population. According to the MEPS data, nearly 54 million Americans under the age of 65 were uninsured in the first-half of 2007. 2
A recent study shows that based on the effects of the recession alone (not job loss), it is projected that nearly seven (7) million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage between 2008 and 2010. 3 Urban Institute researchers estimate that if unemployment reaches 10 percent, another six (6) million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage. Taking these numbers together, it is conceivable that by next year, 57 to 60 million Americans will be uninsured.
The Urban Institute estimates that under a worse case scenario, 66 million Americans will be uninsured by 2019. 4
Nearly 90 million people – about one-third of the population below the age of 65 spent a portion of either 2007 or 2008 without health coverage.5
Who Are the Uninsured?
The large majority of the uninsured (85 percent) are native or naturalized citizens.6
Nearly 1.3 million full-time workers lost their health insurance in 2006. 1
Over 8 in 10 uninsured people come from working families – almost 70 percent from families with one or 7
The percentage and the number of uninsured Hispanics increased to 32.1 percent and overall to 15 million in 2007.1
kick the insurance comapny in the BALLS and let them know YOU AINT HAPPY
we are all human mate and i for one am happy to pay when im not sick to make sure someone IS well...
If being the man across the street who helps another man who needs help so be it
I am not selfish and i will not SEE anyone go without health care
its not right not fair and its bloody down right EVIL to do so