Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Health Care Reform Reading

Lot's to read about health care reform and none of it is very heartening. Looking more and more like we are all screwed.

The LA Times has a report on how we are doing in the health care reform battle. It's not pretty and it goes without saying that the big money from the health insurers and big pharma are winning. If you are concerned about the future of health care in this country this is a worthwhile read.

Percentage change since 2002 in average premiums paid to large US health-insurance companies: +87%

Percentage change in the profits of the top ten insurance companies: +428%

Chances that an American bankrupted by medical bills has health insurance: 7 in 10

—Harper’s Index, September 2009

You can read more in this very good article from Common Dreams by Chris Hedges

Last but surely not least we have Matt Taibbi’s “Sick and Wrong”

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