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Posts Tagged ‘health insurance

10 sad facts on the financial condition of American families

July 26, 2011

The financial condition of average American families continues to decline. #1 Only 58 percent of Americans have a job right now. #2 Only 56 percent of Americans are currently covered by employer-provided health insurance. #3 The median yearly wage in the United States is $26,261. #4 The average American household is carrying $75,600 in debt. […]

US Health Insurers reaped record profits in 2009

March 1, 2010

The five largest US health insurance companies set new profit records in 2009, while the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression sent millions of Americans onto the unemployment line and into poverty. The five firms reported $12.2 billion in profits last year, an increase of $4.4 billion, or 56 percent, over 2008. At the […]

The Cost of conducting Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

December 3, 2009

The war in Afghanistan will cost the same as providing a comprehensive health plan for all Americans. Should we now believe that escalating the war will save more than 45,000 Americans a year, which is the number of Americans who die every year for lack of health insurance? Each American soldier in Afghanistan costs at […]

The Tragic State of US Health Care “Millions sentenced to a slow death”

November 24, 2009

In 2008, according to the Census Bureau, the number of U.S. citizens without health care grew to a record 46.3 million. “The new figures, however, understate the severity of the economic downturn because a large portion of the nation’s job losses and unemployment rate increases occurred after the Census survey data was collected.” Lack of […]

On Health Reform and Corporate Corruption

September 16, 2009

Anyone who pays attention to current events should clearly see that corporate corruption of the US political system is so pervasive and powerful that there will be no genuine reform of both the health care and financial sectors. For health reform the only genuine and sensible reform legislation should have been not much more than […]