Thanks Chris for pointing out this great article from the Deseret News. And Scott, no videos today, but don't think my fear mongering days are over...I'm sure I'll post more in the future. Lol...
A few highlights:
Dr. Kim Bateman (Physician):
* "Health care in the U.S. doesn't fail in a clinical way but it fails by making care less and less affordable or completely inaccessible through insurance loopholes like pre-existing conditions, ever-higher deductibles, and co-pays and ever shorter lists of benefits."
* "Lack of insurance doesn't prevent someone from being sick, but lack of it is certainly making people sicker, sometimes fatally...a noticeable and increasing number of patients are coming in with untreated infections, complications from diabetes and asthmas that are the direct result of people not getting basic medical care because they don't have insurance.
Dr. Claudia Fruin, a Bountiful pediatrician and Utah chapter president of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
* "Do we want and can we afford the laid-off father of six who can no longer buy his daughter's growth hormone, the 19-year-old who ignored an infection and had to have surgery and weeks of expensive antibiotics, having 110 people lose insurance every day, the continued bankrupting of Americans unlucky enough to get seriously ill and seriously in debt, the $12,681 in annual insurance premiums for working Utah families, the 1,200 people who died because they didn't have insurance and another 1,200 by 2019 if nothing is done?"