October 30, 2009

Study: Lack of health care insurance a factor in 17,000 child deaths

Filed under: Uncategorized — Greg in cheeseland @ 11:47 pm

I wonder how the pro-lifers who are against health care reform will react to this…

Lack of adequate health care insurance may have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 hospitalized U.S. children over the past two decades, according to a study by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

“Thousands of children die needlessly each year because we lack a health system that provides them health insurance. This should not be,” says co-investigator Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., director of Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins and medical director of the Center for Innovations in Quality Patient Care. “In a country as wealthy as ours, the need to provide health insurance to the millions of children who lack it is a moral, not an economic issue,” he adds.

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