It is unimaginable that we would put a price on human life, yet everyday the for-profit health care industry prices the sick, the elderly, and the "unqualified" out of receiving proper medical care. Our uninsured and underinsured friends, neighbors and family members risk suffering long-term, often undiagnosed illnesses while facing the possibility of death because we do not cover everyone under a national single-payer health care system. A recent article by Doug Pibel and Sarah van Gelder of Yes! Magazine states that an estimated 18,000 people die for lack of coverage.
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