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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:50 PM
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2,266 Veterans Died In 2008 Because They Were Uninsured
According to a study released by the Harvard Medical School, 2,266 veterans under the age of 65 died last year as a result of not having health insurance. Researchers emphasize that "that figure is more than 14 times the number of deaths (155) suffered by U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2008, and more than twice as many as have died (911 as of Oct. 31) since the war began in 2001."

The 1.46 million working-age veterans that did not have health insurance last year all experienced reduced access to care as a consequence, leading to "six preventable deaths a day."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/10/2266-veterans-...

Why do Republicans hate the troops?

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:53 PM
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1. K&R!!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:59 PM
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2. KR
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The River Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 11:16 PM
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3. I Just Signed Up
for VA health care after ignoring it for 40 years.
I thought I wasn't eligible but after loosing
both my job and insurance I decided to check.
Glad I did. I bet there are others who do and
just don't know it.
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donco Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 11:41 PM
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4. Glad you stepped up on this seeing
as I have had VA insurance for more years than I care to talk about.If anyone hasnt checked lately might want to check at the VA again priorities have changed since last year.
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 02:04 AM
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5. K&R
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 02:06 AM
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6. KnR....
Now if only democrats would use arguments such as this....
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 05:03 AM
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7. Ya might wanna add this part of the article as well
"The study's authors warn that the health care legislation "would do virtually nothing for the uninsured until 2013" and would "leave at least 17 million uninsured over the long run when reform kicks in," leaving many veterans still without care."


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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 12:36 PM
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10. How DARE you bring facts to someones rant!
It's pathetic that the reform so many on DU are supporting, still wouldn't help vets.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 09:27 AM
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8. late morning kick. nt
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:50 AM
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9. thanks for this post. nt
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 12:46 PM
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11. K&R This is tragic n/t
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