In yesterday's NYTimes columnist Paul Krugman, in an article headlined "Health Care Horror Stories," reports that the Urban Institute estimates that a "lack of health insurance leads to 27,000 preventable deaths in America each year." Health care should not be treated as a for-profit industry. Health care is a fundamental right of all Americans under the Declaration of Independence which states that all citizens have the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Krugman points out that "every other advanced nation has some form of universal health insurance." The grip of insurance industry lobbyists on Congress is despicable and must be broken. Their lack of respect for human life is appalling. Thank God in democracy change is possible.
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