Mar 17, 2008
At least two adults die each day in Michigan because they have no health insurance, according to a report by Families USA, a health advocacy group. Twice as many people died across the country in 2006 from a lack of health coverage as from homicide!
People without insurance are much less likely to have regular checkups, so they are more likely to be diagnosed with a serious illness at an advanced stage. Diabetics can die for simply being unable to afford a vial of insulin.
These deaths could easily be prevented – if not for a health care system organized around profit.