Record number of uninsured adults...What is the GOP going to do about it?

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    Number of uninsured U.S. adults hits record high - USATODAY.com

    Nearly 50 million Americans have gone without health insurance for at least part of the past year — up from 46 million people in 2008, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
    Those people included not only those Americans living in poverty, but an increasing number of middle-income people, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    "The bottom line is that uninsurance of young and middle-class adults increased by 4 million people from 2008 to the first quarter of 2010," CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden said during a news conference Tuesday.

    What's more, the number of people without insurance for a year or more increased from 27.5 million in 2008 to 30.4 million in the first quarter of 2010, Frieden said. "That's an increase of 3 million of chronically uninsured adults."

    These findings debunk two myths about health insurance, Frieden said. "The first myth is that it's only the poor who are uninsured. In fact, half of the uninsured are over the poverty level," he said.

    "The second myth is that it's only healthy people who are uninsured and that young healthy people make a choice not to have health insurance. In fact, more than two out of five individuals who are uninsured at some point during the past year had one or more chronic diseases," he said

    What is the GOP plan? Repeal?
     
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    Permanent 10% unemployment will do that.
     
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    Record number of uninsured adults...What is the GOP going to do about it?

    Nothing.
     
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    Are more gifts and greater government dependency the answers?
     
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    Add to it?
     
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    It is not the job of government to "find" insurance for people who could but will not...
    BTW, the part of the system that ties one's health insurance to their job is wrong.
    This is why we need catastrophic health insurance, availability of insurance across state lines, elimination of federal mandates on coverages and health savings accounts.
    Oh, roughly 25 to 30 % of all working adults do not buy health insurance coverage. These are mostly young single professionals and white collar workers who are playing the odds that because they are young they can defer coverage. These people are much too interested in buying cars and getting piss drunk on the weekends.
    These same stats were used by the democrat leadership to ram through socialized medicine.
     
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    Do uninsured people get healthcare in the US?
     
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    More reasons to be content to slide toward serfdom?

    Who needs a job when you have benefits?
     
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    Nothing. It is not their problem. It is the problem of the people who are out of insurance.
     
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    Repeal Obamacare so they can get their coverage back.
     

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