RIP: 13,900 New Yorkers to Die

Posted February, 25 2010 by arianne

If federal health care reform fails, 13,900 New York adults (25-64) will die in the next ten years because they lack health insurance.

A new report released today by Families USA “Lives on the Line: the Deadly Consequences of Delaying Health Reform” paints a dismal picture–if health reform fails, 276,000 American adults will die prematurely due to lack of health coverage. New York is projected as one of twelve states to suffer the largest amount of premature deaths, 13,900.

Read HCFANY’s press statement here.

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