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Second-class care








No insurance=

 second-class care

 

President George W. Bush maintained that anyone without insurance in American could simply go to an emergency room and receive proper treatment. "I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room."

Meanwhile, "in November [2007], indicted former House majority leader Tom Delay took Bush’s health care clown show overseas. Speaking in the UK, Delay announced:

"By the way, there’s no one denied health care in America. There are 47 million people who don’t have health insurance, but no American is denied health care in America."

"But while his comments were greeted in England (as the AP reported) with "derisive laughter," no one was chuckling back home," as reported by the Perspectives. Website.

Deciding to rest the qualify of care provided unin8usred patients, Joseph Doyle, an economics professor at the Sloan School of Economics at MIT, decided to study emergency room patients.. Doyle carefully examined the outcomes of patients who were severely injured in auto crashes in Wisconsin, and were thus taken to hospitals.

 

All of the injured patients received care, as expected. But those without insurance received 20% less care and had a death rate 37% higher than those with insurance/.

 

Clearly, the uninsured receive second-class care. The Doyle study backs estimates by the federal Institute of Medicine that 21,000 people die annually due to being uninsured..

 

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