Wednesday, December 19, 2007

File this under "No shit, Sherlock."

Apparently, if you come down with cancer, and you don't have insurance, then you're totally screwed.
ATLANTA - Uninsured cancer patients are nearly twice as likely to die within five years as those with private coverage, according to the first national study of its kind and one that sheds light on troubling health care obstacles.

People without health insurance are less likely to get recommended cancer screening tests, the study also found, confirming earlier research. And when these patients finally do get diagnosed, their cancer is likely to have spread.
And George Bush recently re-vetoed (not a word? Hell, if Shakespeare can make up words, then so can I!) a bill which would have expanded health insurance coverage to children.

Remember, class, George Bush wants kids with cancer to die. Apparently.

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