The headline reads, Percentage of Uninsured Americans Rising, but “rising” is a dramatic understatement:
The percentage of working-age Americans with moderate to middle incomes who lacked health insurance for at least part of the year rose to 41 percent in 2005, a dramatic increase from the 28 percent in 2001 without coverage, a study released on Wednesday found.
28 to 41 percent in five years! Actually, the story itself calls it an “explosion.”
The report paints a bleak health care picture for the uninsured. “It represents an explosion of the insurance crisis into those with moderate incomes,” said Sara Collins, a senior program officer at the Commonwealth Fund.
And people without insurance put off treatment until things get very expensive – or worse.
Bush’s forced decline of America accelerates.