People Before Profits… Not

Census Numbers are Shameful Reflection of National Priorities – NonProfit News – PNNOnline

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, since 2000 the number of people without health insurance has increased from 38.4 million to 47 million. Meanwhile, 36.5 million people lived in poverty in 2006, nearly 10 percent of the nation’s families.

“In a supposedly strong economy, millions of people are still struggling for life’s basic necessities, including health care,” said Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. “Behind each of those millions is a human face and a personal story, often a tragic story of health care neglect that could have been prevented with basic health insurance coverage.”

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2 thoughts on “People Before Profits… Not

  1. i believe that. medical costs rise through the stratosphere. coverage, necessarily finite, covers less. employer-offered packages cover less. prices of just about everything go up at a higher rate than wages because employers are more concerned about stockholders than workers and as a result, the workforce sees an actual wage *cut*… many with insurance can’t afford copays… so people are missing out on necessary care… folks without insurance, folks with nominal insurance, millions and millions of people. it’s all the result of putting profits before people. they get you whatever your situation, unless you’re one of them. then you’re set. even if you fail you get a promotion or a golden parachute to soften the landing. the rest of us? skah-rooooed.

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