Proof the US needs health care reform in one picture

A picture is worth a thousand words. This chart shows that inertia is worth more than 20 million Americans. That number is a conservative guess of how many Americans will still not have health insurance if Obama’s health care plan is passed by both houses of Congress. This chart shows the big picture: America pays more for health care than any other country, but has decidedly unimpressive results. Until we have true reform, we will continue to overpay for lousy health care. And over 20 million people will suffer the brunt of our inability to change our system, as they rely on emergency rooms instead of regular care.

It’s not too late. If you are a US voter, contact your senators and representative. Demand true reform and universal health care.

Chart from National Geographic, via the Daily Dish.

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1 Response

  1. Malcolm says:

    What the opponents of health reform won’t tell you is that health care rationing is already the standard across the United States – at least for those who don’t qualify as extrememly wealthy. Insurance companies and HMOs ration health care every day, determining who can have what services, with the bottom line of the insurance company being the only consideration.

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