the u.s. death toll
So, I was —
Accused of being. Um. “Hyperbolic.”
[Ooh la la. That is a five dollar word.]
[Also that is someone calling me hysterical and a chick right? Just checking. Anyway.]
This is because I said hundreds of thousands of people are dying in the U.S. because of lack of medical care.
You do not have to take my word for it. You can take someone else’s word for it. Like, um, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Excerpted from “The Inhuman State of U.S. Health Care” :
“The most credible estimate of the number of people in the United States who have died because of lack of medical care was provided by a study carried out by Professors David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler (New England Journal of Medicine 336, no. 11 ). They concluded that almost 100,000 people died in the United States each year because of lack of needed care — three times the number of people who died of AIDs.”
*by the way i wonder how many of the elderly in that article are either skipping or halving their meds just so they can eat or going without food in order to pay for their meds?, that never killed anyone right, going without food or medicine?
*by by the way, note the years there, 2003 address and 1997 study