Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:
This President and this Congress are now trying to repeal and perhaps replace the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare” with “Trumpcare”.
Time to examine where we are now and where we may soon be in the future.
Many More Americans to Expected to Die
The Congressional Budget Office has issued its report on the proposed American Health Care Act.
“in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law.”
How Many People Die Each Year From Lack of Health Insurance?
“Depending upon the study, we can derive that between 20,000 and 45,000 Americans die each year due to a lack of health insurance.”
Workplace Death Rates were recently explored at http://www.fairwarning.org/201
If we extend these analyses to include 2015 Medicaid Status and Percent Uninsured in each State we find that Blue States have more Medicaid coverage and fewer percentage of people without insurance and generally lower death rates.
The attached spreadsheet shows that the 13 best States are Blue and have lowest fatality rates, Medicaid coverage, and percent uninsured under 10%.
The attached spreadsheet shows that the 14 worst States are Red and have the highest fatality rates, only 6 States have Medicaid coverage, and 10 States have percent uninsured over 10%.
Members of Congress should not let their constituents just die. They have a duty to protect us all.