02 Apr '12, 12am

The Savage Arithmetic of the Pre-Existing Condition | Care2 Causes

This article is a great reminder that we are all vulnerable, and all deserve the protection of health insurance. Even if you don't have a heart beating in your socially and fiscally conservative chest, you should care that so many people are suffering, becoming unnecessarily disabled, and dying due to lack of healthcare. Why? Because it costs us more in the end to half-ass this thing, both directly and indirectly. At this very moment, there are many, many thousands of un/underinsured people in America trying to make up their minds whether to head to the ER today, or tough it out another day (or week, month, year...) with what is ailing them. If they do go to the ER, it will cost them and us (the taxpayers) a whole bunch of money, in many cases without having any lasting positive effect on the individual's health problem. (ERs are not great places to get primary care, in ca...

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