Across the nation, 26,100 people between the ages of 25 and 64 died prematurely due to a lack of health coverage in 2010
— according to the most recent report from Families USA, Dying for Coverage: The Deadly Consequences of Being Uninsured.
The five states with the most premature deaths due to lack of insurance in 2010 were: California (3,164 deaths), Texas (2,955 deaths), Florida (2,272 deaths), New York (1,247 deaths) and Georgia (1,161 deaths).
In 2010, nearly 50 million Americans had no health insurance of any kind.
- 2,175 people who died prematurely every month
- 502 people who died prematurely every week
- 72 people who died prematurely every day
- …that’s three premature deaths every hour
All of this ABSURD in an industrialized nation!
We went to war for about 3,000 citizens being killed by terrorists…where is the outrage over these unnecessary deaths?