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Uninsured? Die earlier.
Posted By Adam Searing On October 11, 2012 @ 2:41 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
I often hear this canard from some politicians on the right: “Everyone has health insurance in this country – you can just go to the emergency room and get treated.” Putting aside that it’s much more expensive to treat people in the ER for problems that a regular visit to a primary care physician could have caught early, there is a more serious consequence for people without health insurance. They die earlier than people who have coverage. Decades of studies  (and a little common sense) bear this out:
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 Decades of studies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2739025/
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