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Lack of health insurance a leading cause of death

Study: Number of uninsured at all-time high

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In 2010, 1,247 New Yorkers between ages 25 and 64 died due to a lack of health coverage, according to a new report. The study, “Dying for Coverage: The Deadly Consequences of Being Uninsured,” was put together by Families USA, a Washington nonprofit organization that advocates for affordable health care for all Americans. Its release was timed to coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care reform ...

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June 25, 2012
3:23 p.m.

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I suppose the reporter, Sara Foss, can be forgiven for leaving out more of what had to say about the exaggerated number in this study. Also, that the group that provided the numbers is a pro-Obamacare group.

But let's assume there are thousands dying due to a lack of health insurance, and that we want to do something about this. Let's say we institute Obamacare. If we do, we need to know that the mandated health insurance will 1) Make a mess of our current healthcare 2) Raise taxes on citizens exorbitantly 3) Ruin the economy by mandating the types and coverages of health insurance that small employers must provide, and that citizens must purchase.

Add to the inequity of it all that the lawmakers that created this mess will be exempt from being victims of federally-mandated health insurance. Now, is that Constitutional?